Akron SPE 2020 Scholarships
Application due March 18, 2020


The purpose of the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship Program is to promote knowledge in polymer science, engineering and technology.  Started in 1988, it has awarded over $350,000 to area students.  Preference is given to students enrolling in two- and four-year programs with a focus on plastics and polymers.

Scholarships up to $3000 per year will be awarded and can be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees and other educational costs necessary to earn a certificate or associate or baccalaureate degree in preparation for a career in polymers.

Geographic boundaries for primary residency are:
Ohio counties of Mahoning, Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes, Ashland and Richland; those portions of Portage, Summit and Medina Counties South of Route 303; that portion of Trumbull County east of Route 45 and south of Route 303.

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2020 Application - Coming soon

2019 Award Recipients

Newell / Rubbermaid Scholarship
Walid Abuhashim
The University of Akron

Goodyear Scholarship
Emma Harmon
The University of Akron

Jim Steiner Memorial Scholarship
Gina Tubo
The University of Akron

Kenneth L Sharp Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Rizzo, Jr.
The Ohio State University

SPE – Special Merit Scholarships
Nicolette Athans
Ohio University

Jack Bahmer
Texas A&M

Tanner Brahler
The University of Akron

Erin Christian
The Ohio State University

Ean Hudspeth
The University of Akron

Carter Kuwatch
The University of Akron

Kaila Oberhaus
The Ohio State University

Steven Prexta
The Ohio State University

Victor Vogt
Texas A&M

Jasmine Walker
Central State University