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SSPC Scholarship Deadline: April 30

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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For North American college students, time is running out to apply for scholarships from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. Applications for 2016-17 must be received by April 30, 2016.

SSPC awarded ten scholarships of $2,500 for the 2015-16 year, with funds applied to the direct costs of a student’s courses.


The program is open to students who are beginning or continuing their education at an institution of higher learning in the U.S. or Canada.

2015-16 SSPC Scholarship winners

Four winners of the SSPC’s 2015-16 scholarships with L. Skip Vernon, president of the board of governors. Left to right: Christopher Znosko, Payton Nixon, L. Skip Vernon, Alina Paramarta and Julie Schiffer.

Candidates must be a high school senior planning to enroll full-time or a student already enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning that has a three- or four-year curriculum. Students need not be pursuing a coatings-related course of study to qualify.

However, the student must be a member of SSPC in good standing, or a child of an SSPC member in good standing.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a completed application form, available on the SSPC website, and include:

  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • High school or college transcripts;
  • A personal letter, expressing why they deserve the scholarship and what they plan to do in their field of study; and
  • A current senior picture or similar type of photo.

A panel of three SSPC board members designated by the entire board will choose the recipients.

For more information about the scholarship program or the application process, please contact Christine Lajzo at (412) 281-2331 x2231 or email at


Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Coatings education; Colleges and Universities; Education; Funding; North America; Program/Project Management; SSPC; Worker training

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