Candidates must submit a completed Gema/PCI Scholarship Application Form by March 1, 2017. Application forms can be submitted online at http://www.powdercoating.org/?page=PCIGemaScholarship or printed and emailed directly to the PCI Future Technology Committee Chairman, Kevin Biller at email@example.com. Application submissions must include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor.
At the discretion of the selection committee, one (1) - $5,000 Gema/PCI Scholarship or two (2) - $2,500 Gema/PCI Scholarships may be awarded. Scholarship award winner(s) will be notified by March 17, 2017 and will be recognized on March 29, 2017 at the PCI Technical Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scholarship winners are asked to provide one (1) brief follow-up summary of educational experiences during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The PCI’s Future Technology Committee administers the Scholarship Request Program and works with the PCI Executive Director and staff to promote and solicit scholarship applications from students and educational institutions. The PCI Scholarship Selection Sub-Committee awards scholarships based on the following set of criteria, established and approved by the PCI Board of Directors:
1) Comprehensiveness of college/university program;
2) Specific studies and projects related to powder coatings;
3) Future goals;
4) Uniqueness of applicant’s qualifications, goals and aspirations; and
5) A letter of recommendation