SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, Pittsburgh, Pa., recently announced the winners of its 2018-2019 scholarship program, which awarded $2,500 in tuition funding to individual SSPC members and their children. In order to qualify for the competition, candidates had to be either a high school senior with plans to enroll in college full time or a current college student. Applicants must be a member of SSPC in good standing, or the child or grandchild of an SSPC member.
This year’s winners were: Anna Arato, Emory University; Karan Bansal, North Dakota State University; Brendan Beshock, University of Pittsburgh; Stephanie Brand, University of Illinois; Jessica Davison, University of Southern Mississippi; Saiada Fancy, Florida International University; Karim Garcia, Rhodes College; Michael Gatz, Michigan State University; Kinley Gipson, Lamar University; Kevin Karras, University of Wisconsin Madison; Abby Longhofer, Florida State University; Mya Poulos, Indiana University Bloomington; Margaret Schiffer, West Virginia University; Weixiu Zeng, University of Akron; and Cheng Zhang, University of Akron.
Scholarship winners also receive a one-year membership to SSPC. The 2019-2020 cycle will open in early January 2019, with applications due April 30.