19. March 2015
Several 2014 scholarship recipients were recognized at the Wisconsin Chapter golf outing and were able to thank CCAI members in person.
Over the past several years, CCAI has awarded $7,000 in scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program to students at North Dakota State University. The primary objective of this program is to encourage education in finishing technologies. As the finishing industry’s education and networking resource, CCAI is happy to announce the expansion of this opportunity to all students to stimulate interest in finishing careers.
CCAI Board member, Sam Woehler states, “Education is the foundation of CCAI’s mission. By supporting scholarship programs such as this, our membership is pleased to help attract bright new talent to the industrial finishing & coatings industry for the future.” The scholarship program is sustained by the National CCAI and donations from CCAI Chapters.
Our expanded program is seeking individual students needing assistance throughout the United States. Qualified candidates will have their applications reviewed by the National CCAI Education Committee for the National Scholarship Program. In addition, their application will be sent to a CCAI Chapter for consideration if they reside or attend a school within our Chapter areas. Award amount will be determined by the National Board each year dependent upon balance in CCAI Scholarship Fund. Scholarship recipients will also receive a free one year student membership in CCAI.
“CCAI wants to invest in our industry’s future,” notes CCAI Executive Director, Anne Goyer. “Reaching out to students and schools that can provide the necessary training and education to better the finishing industry is one of our top goals as an association. We are also in the process of creating a Careers in Industrial Finishing Guide for anyone interested in learning more about the many opportunities available in our industry. The Guide will be available from CCAI in the next several months.”
To view the criteria of the scholarship program, review the selection and award process and submit an application, visit www.ccaiweb.com and click on the EDUCATION tab, then scroll down to Scholarship Program. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.