IAPD Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program


The application period for the 2014 IAPD Scholarship is now open. Applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, February 3, 2014.

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 promote the study of polymer sciences. Each year, scholarships are awarded in amounts up to $4,500 to provide meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates.

Eligibility Requirements
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. All scholarships are paid directly to the school, not to the student.

Application Process
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.

All applications, transcripts, letters of recommendation and the original completed signature addendum page must be received electronically on or before Monday, February 3, 2014, 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 the 2014 scholarship application. Please email all supporting materials to Jean McClure.

Selection is made by a Scholarship Committee of four 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 6, 2014. A check will be mailed to the first choice school you indicated by July 11, 2014. If your school plans change prior to July 11, please promptly notify IAPD with new information. Prior to fund distribution, winners will be contacted to verify personal information, including their social security number, and to obtain a recent photograph (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 +913.345.1005.




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