IAPD Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program
The IAPD Charitable Foundation was established to develop and administer an award program for IAPD member companies at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to help promote the study of polymer sciences. Each year scholarships are awarded to provide meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates and are typically in amounts from $1,000 to $4,000.
Students at the undergraduate or graduate level must be EITHER an employee or a child of an employee of an IAPD member company OR a student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree or graduate degree program majoring in polymer sciences. College-bound high school seniors are eligible to apply for the IAPD Scholarship. (Full-time = minimum 12 credit hours/semester.) Candidates must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Note: All scholarships are paid directly to the school, not to the student.
In addition to this application, students must also submit the following documents electronically.
- A current unofficial transcript may be sent electronically for use during the application review process. Scholarship recipients will be required to mail a sealed, official transcript. If you will be a sophomore in college, please send both high school and college transcripts. If you are unable to obtain your high school transcript, please check the appropriate box where indicated on the signature addendum page.
- A letter of recommendation from a principal or dean, department head, or instructor from your school.
- The signature addendum page of this application, signed by both student and a parent or guardian.
NOTE: All applications, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and original completed signature addendum page must be received electronically on or before February 1, 2013, in order to be considered.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Information submitted will be maintained in confidence and used solely for purposes of analyzing this scholarship application. Please e-mail all supporting materials to Jean McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection is made by a Scholarship Committee of three individuals who carefully review all applications. Students are ranked based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and financial need. Winners will be notified by mail on or before June 3, 2013. Awards will be mailed to the school by July 16, 2013. A check will be sent to the first choice school you indicate on question 8. If your school plans change prior to July 16, please promptly notify IAPD with new information. Scholarship awardees will be contacted prior to fund distribution to verify personal information, and to obtain your social security number and a recent photograph of yourself (digital or print only; cell phone photographs cannot be accepted).
All applications must be submitted online. The additional supporting documents must be in English to be accepted.
If you have questions or issues with your application, contact Jean McClure at email@example.com, or +913.345.1005.