Through its educational grants program, the SPE Foundation strives to provide students of all ages with the means to explore the science and technology of plastics and polymers. Giving is aimed at programs and projects at educational institutions to benefit the members of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the plastics industry and the public through three grant programs.
Plastics & Polymer Education Grants — funds programs and/or equipment for classroom use
3D Printer Grants — provides a Flashforge Creator Pro or Mini Lulzbot 3D printer for junior high, middle, and high schools
The Plastics Education Grants and 3D Printer Grants are awarded on a revolving basis with deadlines of February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15 to be awarded on April 1, July 1, October 1 and January 1.
Thermoforming Division Grants — provides matching grants for thermoforming equipment (forming equipment, auxiliary equipment, retrofitted controls or ovens for existing machines, trimming equipment, and/or software)
Deadlines for Thermoforming Grants:
January 1, April 1, August 1
While all requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as a general policy, the SPE Foundation grants program does not support:
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