AATCC Foundation Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship



The AATCC Foundation Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship intended for undergraduate students studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. This scholarship is made available through the direction and generosity of Charles E. Gavin, III to honor Dr. Martin J. Bide.  Gavin was a past President and Treasurer of AATCC and the first individual to make a donation to AATCC Foundation, Inc. after it was established as a separate charitable Foundation in 1997. The Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship is based on a student’s citizenship, need, and academic expectancy.


Qualifications to be considered include, (but are not limited to):

*Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in a textile fashion, merchandising, and design at the University of Rhode Island.

*Demonstrated scholastic progress towards the intended degree. Given this, and the need to apply the scholarship to future study, the recipients will usually be sophomores and juniors at the time of application.

*Financial need.

*Demonstrated work experience and history.

*US citizen


In addition to your application, the following information is required (applications must have the following documentation in order to be considered for scholarship):

  • 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.
  • Copy of most recent transcripts.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31. The President/Secretary of AATCC Foundation will report to the school the name of the newly selected recipient in May.

Eligible students may fill out the Scholarship Application Form.

For questions, please contact AATCC Foundation, Inc. at 919/549-3524 or email Debra Hibbard.