Powder Coating Institute Accepting Scholarship Applications
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The program is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies.
The program includes the PCI general scholarship and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships: PCI/Axalta, PCI/Gema and the PCI/Nordson Ken Kreeger scholarships.
To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in chemistry, polymer science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, corrosion engineering, manufacturing technologies or similar technical disciplines, as well as sales/marketing and business management. Other qualifications can be found at powdercoating.org/scholarship. The deadline for enrollment is March 15, 2019.
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