A US$5,000 scholarship is awarded each year. This scholarship rotates among six Southeast US universities, with textile related departments that offer degrees in textile chemistry, polymer, fiber or color science and similar programs in chemical engineering departments at these universities, as determined by the scholarship committee. Each participating university provides matching funds, allowing the student recipient to receive $1,250 from the Gavin Family Scholarship and $1,250 from the participating university, for a total of $2,500 per semester. Students who receive this scholarship may be eligible to have it renewed for a second year.
Rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. student at Auburn University (Chemical Engineering and Polymer and Fiber Engineering), Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, or University of Georgia.
Native-born U.S. Citizen, eligible for in-state tuition
Demonstrated leadership in school or community
Academic expectancy to graduate
Work experience and history
University Rotation Schedule
Eligible students from GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY may submit applications to their advisors by early March each year. Scholarship recipients are chosen in the late spring and will receive $2,500 for the fall semester and $2,500 for the spring semester. The university rotation schedule is as follows:
Georgia Institute of Technology Fall 2013
Auburn University, Chemical Engineering Fall 2014
University of Georgia, Environmental or other Approved Engineering Program Fall 2015
Clemson University Fall 2016
North Carolina State University Fall 2017
Auburn University, Polymer and Fiber Engineering Fall 2018
Student faculty advisors may nominate eligible students.
Scholarship Application Form
In addition to your application, the following information is required. Applications must have the following documentation in order to be considered for scholarships:
- Resume or Letter of Work Experience (including internships).
- Personal statement, freely expressing your feelings, aspirations, financial need and concerns, with particular emphasis on your intended career following graduation.
- Letter of support from teacher or faculty.
- College applicants, please attach a copy of your transcript.
- Optional: Photo
PRINT a copy of the final application form, attach the requested documents and MAIL application and required information to: GAVIN FAMILY Scholarship, c/o AATCC, PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215.
It is the desire and hope of the Gavin Family
that those students who are chosen to receive this scholarship will, someday,
consider passing this opportunity on to another deserving student.
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Chemists and Colorists