2021 SPE Foundation Scholarships Awarded

The SPE Foundation recently announced its 2021 Scholarship Recipients. The Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding quality educational programs, grants and scholarships.

Through its online application portal, the Foundation managed 77 scholarships awarded to 47 outstanding students totaling $190,350. Go here to view the 2021 Scholarship Recipients.

These scholarships, which are given to students who are pursuing degrees beneficial to the plastics industry, came from the generous donations of individuals renewing their SPE membership, Foundation scholarship funds, the Western Plastics Pioneers, the Plastics Pioneers Association and 9 SPE Technical Chapters including Extrusion, Thermoforming, Blow Molding, Automotive, Composites, Flexible Packaging, Injection Molding, Polymer Modifier & Additives, and Thermoplastic Materials & Foams, as well as the Cleveland and Detroit Geographical Chapters.

The Bill Bregar Memorial Scholarship, created by Crain Communications, the Bregar Family and SPE to commemorate the 31 years Mr. Bregar worked as a Plastics News reporter, was awarded for the first time this year. This scholarship supports aspiring journalists and business communicators interested in plastics or manufacturing. You can still make a donation in his honor by visiting the Bill Bregar Scholarship page.

This year the Foundation was able to award seven more scholarships than last year due to the generosity of plastics professionals and companies on our June Giving Day, and the SPE Vinyl Plastics Technical Chapter. Visit our SPE scholarship donation page to make a difference. Every dollar received will go directly to a student who aspires to be a plastics professional. Your work and support matters.

2022 applications will be accepted between December 1, 2021 and April 1, 2022 at www.spescholarships.org.

If you or your organization would like to collaborate with the SPE Foundation to award scholarships, contact us directly at foundation@4spe.org.

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