The Powder Coating Institute is accepting applications for its 2021 scholarship program. Designed to assist students studying in areas that can lead to a career in powder coating, the program includes one eponymous and five corporate-named scholarships. Qualified applicants are those students currently pursuing their education in chemistry, polymer science, chemical or mechanical engineering, corrosion engineering, manufacturing technology, sales and marketing, or similar programs.

Candidates must complete an online application and submit supporting documents by March 15. The scholarships will be awarded after a review of all applications by the organization’s board of directors. Key evaluation criteria include applicants’ specific studies and projects related to powder coatings; future goals and career objectives; unique qualifications and aspirations; letter of recommendation; and grade point average.

Interested applicants should visit www.powdercoating.org/scholarship for more information. Scholarships will be awarded in April. Winners will be asked to provide one brief follow-up summary of educational experiences during the 2021-2022 academic year.