Akron SPE 2018 Scholarships
Application due March 16


The purpose of the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship Program is to promote knowledge in polymer science, engineering, and technology.  Started in 1988, it has awarded over $300,000 to area students.  Preference is given to students enrolling in two- and four-year programs with a focus on plastics and polymers.

Scholarships up to $3000 per year will be awarded and can be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees, and other educational costs necessary to earn a certificate or associate or baccalaureate degree in preparation for a career in polymers.

Geographic boundaries for primary residency are:
Ohio counties of Mahoning, Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, and Richland; those portions of Portage, Summit and Medina Counties South of Route 303; that portion of Trumbull County east of Route 45 and south of Route 303.

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2018 Application

2017 Award Recipients

Rubbermaid Scholarship
Eric Britton
University of Akron

Goodyear Scholarship
Connor O’Brien
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jim Steiner Memorial Scholarship
Gina Tubo
University of Akron

Kenneth L Sharp Memorial
Joseph Rizzo Jr
The Ohio State University

SPE – Special Merit Scholarships
Tanner Brahler
University of Akron

Walid Abuhashim
University of Akron

Nicolette Athans
University of Akron

Emma Harmon
University of Akron

Steven Prexta
University of Akron