The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently announced the launch of its John “JJ” Johnston Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate students who are passionate about pressure-sensitive tape (PSA) and related fields. Established in memory of the late PSA tape author and influencer John “JJ” Johnston, the scholarship is open to students of chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, materials sciences, or physics who have an expected date of graduation not more than 12 months after date of application.

PSTC will provide one recipient with an award valued at $2,500, including: free registration for PSTC’s upcoming inaugural Tape Week 2022, scheduled for May 2-5, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; a two-night complimentary stay at the Tape Week 2022 host hotel; and $500 in cash to use toward travel expenses associated with attending Tape Week 2022.

“As PSTC works to increase the global usage of PSA tape products, it also strives to deliver expert educational offerings to organization members and non-members, in the aims of increasing technical and practical knowledge of tape in general and in various vertical applications,” said Joe Tocci, PSTC president. “On behalf of the PSTC Board of Directors and our entire organization, we are pleased to honor the late John ‘JJ’ Johnston by establishing a scholarship in his name.”

“JJ was committed to education and lifelong learning,” said Ian Johnston, JJ’s son. “Even in retirement, he continued to mentor and teach. I am grateful to PSTC for keeping my father’s legacy and love for teaching alive through this new scholarship program.”

Scholarship applications are due October 25, 2021. The recipient will be announced the first week of November 2021. For additional details and to apply, visit