Applications Open for 2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship Program

In collaboration with the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Axalta Coating Systems announces the opening of accepting nominations for the annual PCI/Axalta scholarship.

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Axalta Coating Systems, global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in collaboration with the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), announces the opening of accepting nominations for the annual PCI/Axalta scholarship. PCI is a leading non-profit organization that promotes powder coating technology and communicates its benefits to the manufacturing, consumer and government sectors.

Offered to university students pursuing studies in fields that advance powder coating technologies, the scholarship is just one of several ways that Axalta supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives worldwide.

“The Powder Coating Institute is dedicated to supporting future generations that will become the industry’s workforce,” says Trena Benson, PCI executive director. “The PCI Board of Directors is committed to improving the quality and continued growth of the powder coating industry through our scholarship program.”

To qualify for the PCI/Axalta Scholarship, a candidate must be enrolled in an area of study that is useful for a career in the powder coating industry. In addition, candidates are asked to provide their goals, qualifications and a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member. Candidates must be full-time students with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. The deadline to submit all applications and supporting documents is June 14, 2017.

“At Axalta, fostering the development of the future technologists in our industry is a priority,” says Dave Heflin, Axalta vice president Industrial Coatings, North America. “Partnering with PCI to offer this scholarship is a great way to engage students considering a career in powder coatings and demonstrates our commitment to the advancement of the powder coating industry.”

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