CCAI scholarship recipients receive their checks.
CCAI scholarship recipients receive their checks.

The Chemical Coaters Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s scholarships for 2016. For the past several years, CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools and colleges) geared toward coatings and finishing. In addition, CCAI chapters have instituted their own scholarship programs for students in their region to support the growing need for young people in the finishing industry.

More than US$30,000 in scholarships has been awarded in 2016 between the National and Chapter awards and it is expected to increase each year. Each recipient has also received a one-year student membership in CCAI, which will allow them to gain exposure to the industry and benefit from the multitude of resources available through the association.

‘CCAI’s scholarship programs have been rapidly expanding over the past several years,’ said CCAI executive director, Anne Goyer. ‘Our association is committed to supporting students, who are the future of our industry.’

The following students received a Matt Heuertz Scholarship of US$2,000: Marissa White and Ryley Roeser, University of Wisconsin, and Mitchell Pagel, University of Minnesota. The winners of the Twin Cities Chapter Scholarships are Brody Maki, Jenny Henningsen, Mitchell Pagel and Hannah Striggow.

CCAI will be accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship program beginning in January 2017. Applications can be submitted online here

This story is reprinted from material from CCAI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.