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ACMA Award Scholarships to Support Composite Development

  • Friday, 20th August 2004
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The Western Chapter of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has awarded two $2,000 scholarships to Jackson R. Hartman and Sabreena Newman, Oregon.

The Cerritos College Composite Technology Centre of Norwalk, CA was awarded a $5,000 grant.

To be considered for the Western Chapter Scholarship program, applicants’ parents or legal guardians must be employed by an ACMA-member company located in the Western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Wyoming).

Additionally, students are requested to indicate their intention to attend an accredited four-year college or university. The two scholarships are awarded with the understanding that the funds will be used for tuition and/or required books, supplies and equipment. The criteria for selection include scholastic aptitude, career objectives, leadership, and extracurricular activities, such as community involvement.

Any college or university located in the Western U.S. that offers academic instruction in FRP composites are eligible to apply for the Western Chapter Grant opportunity. The grant is awarded with the stipulation that it will provide funds for the collection of data or the purchase of necessary equipment for the institution’s FRP curriculum. Cerritos College has expressed their intention to use the grant funds awarded to purchase audiovisual equipment and video camcorder for the production of multimedia composites demonstration materials. This project will develop multi-media instructional materials for both, promotion of the composites industry (off-campus) and to support current (on-campus) curriculum at the CTC.

“Playing such an intricate role in the Western Chapter Scholarship and Grant programs is one of the best parts of my job,” proclaims Le Rodenberg, CCT, Educational Committee Chairman of the Western Chapter. “It is such a rewarding experience to have a hand in contributing to the educational and professional advancement of both young adults and the institutions that support them.” Applications for the 2005 Western Chapter Scholarship and Grant programs will be available in February 2005 on ACMA’s Web site.

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