The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced the recipients of its member-only scholarship program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships were awarded in the spring to six outstanding students pursuing science and/or business-related degrees, totaling $6,250.
The scholarship program was established in 2017 in memory of Gene Simmons, one of the industry’s most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected pressure-sensitive adhesive formulators. Simmons was very dedicated to his development work, and recognized the tremendous importance of passing his knowledge onto those less experienced in his field. In keeping with his spirit of willing mentorship, the program was started with the support of his wife, Irene, and Evans Adhesive to encourage students in pursuit of their degree in a related field. Scholarships are made possible only through donations.
The 2022 ASC Scholarship Recipients are:
Colteryahn, a two-time recipient of an ASC scholarship, was a senior at the University of Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a minor in biomolecular engineering. Colteryahn also interned/co-op’ed with Kraton Corp. for three years at various locations across the southeast United States. His father is employed by Kraton.
Hubbard, also a two-time recipient, was a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate in international engineering. Hubbard also worked as an engineering intern for Ergon at its West Virginia facility. Her father is employed by H.B. Fuller.
Wyatt Thomas Howard McGraw
McGraw was a junior at Shawnee State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics engineering technology. From winter break of 2019 through the summer of 2020, he worked at Airable Research Lab, a bio-based research and development organization. He also completed a full-time co-op at Magna/Norplas in Toledo, Ohio, from May-August 2021. His parent is employed by Airable Research Lab.
Bradshaw was a sophomore with junior standing at The Ohio State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. In the summer of 2019, she had the opportunity to intern at Prime AE, Inc. Her father is employed by TSRC Specialty Materials.
Godina, also a two-time recipient, was a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was pursuing a degree in computer science, mathematics, and economics. He has spent summers in college working with different companies. Hunter’s father is employed by TR International.
White was a junior at Rowan College pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in management and entrepreneurship. He was involved with the Sharsheret breast cancer support network and previously volunteered for the Koby Mandell Foundation where he helped children in impoverished communities in Israel affected by various crises. His father is employed by Sika Corp.
“On behalf of the ASC Board and staff, I am honored to announce this year’s scholarship recipients, an accomplished and well-rounded group of students with a bright future ahead,” said ASC president Bill Allmond. “This membership program is an important way in which ASC helps support the next generation achieve their collegiate goals, preparing them for their career.”
For more information, visit: www.ascouncil.org.