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8/2/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

CCAI Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners

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The CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund is for students in programs that are geared toward coatings and finishing.


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The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) selected the 2019 winners of the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarships, which are for students in programs that are geared toward coatings and finishing.

CCAI chapters also awarded their scholarships for students in their regions. Total scholarship awards for both national and chapter winners were more than $44,000 to 33 students. 

CCAI awarded $19,500 in national scholarships to 12 students. In addition to cash awards, each recipient receives a one-year student CCAI membership that allows them to gain exposure to the industry and benefit from resources available through the association.


The amount of scholarship dollars and number of students CCAI is assisting grows each year. “We plan to continue expanding our scholarship program and follow our students as they embark on their careers,” says Anne Goyer,  CCAI executive director.

CCAI’s national Matt Heuertz Scholarship recipients includes:

  • Genna Andreae, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Jacob Bishop, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
  • Alec Jobbins, University of California-Berkeley
  • Kolt Knutson, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Evan Laffin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Elaine Lee, University of Minnesota
  • Austen Pawlaczyk, University of Toledo
  • Sydney Preston, University of Cincinnati
  • Stephen Quaglieri, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Casey Roeser, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ashley Sullivan, University of Cincinnati
  • Austin Wheaton, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Preston received the top $5,000 scholarship. “Selecting our top scholarship winner is always difficult, but Sydney is an impressive student currently serving as an applications engineer in a co-op program at DuBois Chemicals, a CCAI corporate member company, Goyer says” Preston is also a teaching assistant at the University of Cincinnati and a member of the Society of Women Engineers.

CCAI accepts scholarship applications each year beginning in January. Visit


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