PCI Awards 2019 Scholarships

Program invests in future talent with awards for specific studies and projects relevant to powder coating technology.


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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) awarded its 2019 scholarships to students who are studying various subjects that can lead to a career in powder coating.

The criteria for the awards include specific studies and projects relevant to powder coating technology, transcript/GPA, future goals, unique qualifications and a letter of recommendation from their adviser.

PCI administers the scholarship program, which promotes and solicits scholarship applications from students through numerous educational institutions and the industry at large. The scholarship program continues to grow and attract bright young talent to the powder coating industry, which includes students pursuing degrees in polymer science, manufacturing, engineering, business management and marketing. The growth of the scholarship program enhances the potential of young scholars in the industry. PCI is grateful to the corporate donors who have helped increase the number of awards given.

The 2019 PCI Scholarship Program awarded $25,000 in total, which includes donations of $5,000 from each of the corporate donors: Axalta Coating Systems, Gema USA and Nordson Corporation.


PCI Corporate Scholarships
PCI/Axalta Scholarship
Samuel Little, Purdue University

PCI/Gema Scholarship
Genevieve Andreae, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

PCI/Nordson Ken Kreeger Scholarship
Daikon Iverson, University of Wisconsin - Stout

PCI General Scholarships
Mark Rupert, University of Cincinnati

Ashley Sullivan, University of Cincinnati

Visit the PCI website, www.powdercoating.org/scholarship, for information on the application process.


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