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Applications accepted beginning November 2023.

 

AATCC Corporate Member Scholarship

The AATCC Corporate Member Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to AATCC corporate member employees and their children, for the Fall semester.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship (Auburn University)

Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors attending Auburn University are eligible for the $8,000 Gavin Family Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors attending Georgia Institute of Technology are eligible for the $6,000 Gavin Family Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Charles H. Stone Scholarship

Four $6,000 scholarships are available to juniors and seniors at North Carolina State University and Clemson University.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Darsey Family Scholarship

The Darsey Family Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship available to undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate-level students enrolled in a textile- and/or fashion-related program at a US university.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Delaware Valley Section Scholarship

Undergraduate students in  the AATCC Delaware Valley Section (DE, MD, NJ, PA) are eligible for this $500 scholarship.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Gordon & Marjorie Osborne Scholarship

The Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship that supports students pursuing a career or coursework in textile engineering, textile chemistry, textile science, or a related discipline.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Kanti & Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship

The Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholarship offers three $1,000 scholarships to Indian students, specifically Indian citizens with student visas, who are attending a US university. Undergraduate AND graduate students may apply. Three scholarships are available for each academic year.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship

The Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduate students studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Metro Scholarship

The Metro Scholarship offers two scholarships valued at $3,000 and $2,000 for students attending schools in New England, New York or New Jersey.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Piedmont Section Scholarship

The AATCC Foundation Piedmont Section Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship available to students attending an educational institution in the AATCC Piedmont Section (VA, WV, NC, SC).

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Textile Chemistry Scholarship

The AATCC Foundation Textile Chemistry Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of textile chemistry, polymer and color chemistry, or related topics.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Textile Design Scholarship

The AATCC Foundation Textile Design Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of textile design or related topics.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Textile Merchandising Scholarship

The AATCC Foundation Textile Merchandising Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of textile merchandising, management, and retail programs.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Varley Family Textile Technology Scholarship

AATCC Foundation’s Varley Family Textile Technology Scholarship is a $7,500 scholarship that supports students pursuing a textile-related career at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) or Cornell University.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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West Scholarship

This $2,200 scholarship supports undergraduate students studying a textile- or fashion-related field in colleges/universities located in the states encompassed by the California, Northwest, Midwest, and Pacific sections of AATCC.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Woodruff Textile Manufacturing Scholarship

The Percy W. Woodruff Jr. Textile Manufacturing Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship supporting a non-traditional, undergraduate student at Clemson University.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2023.

 

Connelly/Perkins Graduate Fellowship

AATCC Foundation Connelly/Perkins Graduate Fellowship is a $5,000 fellowship for PhD candidates at the Clemson University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship

A $5,000 fellowship for PhD candidates in Fiber and Polymer Science at the North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textiles.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Darsey Family Scholarship

The Darsey Family Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a textile- and/or fashion-related program at a US college or university.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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Kanti & Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship

The Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholarship offers three $1,000 scholarships to Indian students, specifically Indian citizens with a student visas, who are attending a US university. Undergraduate AND graduate students may apply. Three scholarships are available for each academic year.

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grants Available

Up to $4,000 per year in funding for undergraduate and graduate research on textile-related projects. Projects that involve laboratory and end-use correlation studies, wet processing research, and other topics identified by the Foundation receive special priority.

Application Deadline: October 15 (opens in June)

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Your donation of any amount supports the future of the textile industry. There are many ways to contribute to the Foundation. Donors can contribute to the general AATCC Foundation fund or select a specific scholarship to support or endow! See below for more information.

Help Endow a Scholarship

AATCC Foundation is holding a friendly competitions to endow two of its most popular scholarships. Cast your vote for Chemistry or Design with a contribution today!

Textile Chemistry Scholarship

AATCC Foundation Textile Chemistry Scholarship is for undergraduate students studying textile chemistry, polymers, color chemistry, or related topics.

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Textile Design Scholarship

AATCC Foundation Textile Design Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for undergraduate students studying textiles, apparel, or home fashion design.
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Gift Options

Gifts of stocks or bonds, retirement assets, cash, or life insurance can be turned into contributions that benefit both the giver and the receiver long into the future. To discuss these or other types of charitable trusts, please contact Diana Wyman; +1.919.549.3532
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AATCC Foundation

THANK YOU for supporting the AATCC Foundation!

Honoring our Lifelong Donors:

At AATCC, we are so grateful for each donor who contributes to funding the future of textiles! Throughout the years, we have recorded the donation amounts that have been received from each Individual and Company. For Individual Donors, donation levels are:

  • Leader: $10,000 or more
  • Patron: $5,000 or more
  • Benefactor: $2,500 or more
  • Friend: $1,000 or more

Lifetime Donors as of 2023

Leaders:

  • Martin J. Bide
  • John Darsey Jr.
  • Brian C. & Julie Francois
  • Charles E. Gavin III
  • Kanti Jasani
  • Philip Patrick
  • Hugh Patrick Jr.
  • J. Frederic Rench
  • Gerald M. Varley

Patrons:

  • Hal E. Brockmann
  • Christine Cole
  • Robert C. Cutler
  • John & Marsha Daniels
  • Joseph J. Harand
  • Peter & Helen Hauser
  • Warren Perkins

Benefactors:

  • Joe D. Cunning
  • Charles E. Gavin IV
  • Perry Grady
  • Sandra Johnson
  • Norma Keyes
  • Robert K. Lattie
  • Jim Price
  • Charles J. Wolhar

Friends:

  • Roland & Lynn Connelly
  • Kenneth Hon
  • Nelson E. Houser
  • Susan Keesee
  • Yong K. Kim
  • Hans H. Kuhn
  • Wim Prinsen
  • Rubin & Josh Rabinowitz
  • James W. Rucker
  • Ernest E. St. Louis
  • Mark Sunderland
  • Roberta Tremain
  • Rembert J. Truesdale III
  • R. Michael Tyndall
  • Luisa DeMorais
  • Diana Wyman

Thank you to all 2023 Donors

  • Don Alexander
  • Kiarash Arangdad
  • AKM Ayatullah Hosne Asif
  • Marc Beaudoin
  • Keith Beck
  • Eileen M. Celentano
  • Izabela Ciesielska-Wrobel
  • Judy M. Cockrell
  • Carly G. Collier
  • Carrie E. Cornelius
  • Jorge E. Cuellar
  • John & Marsha Daniels
  • Emiel DenHartog
  • Rebecca Flax
  • Charles E. Gavin III
  • Jeffrey D. Gladden
  • Mark A. Graham
  • Peter & Helen Hauser
  • Kenneth Hon
  • Sharla Jean Hoskin
  • You-Lo Hsieh
  • William Huckaby Jr.
  • Syed Farhan Hussain
  • Kashif Iqbal
  • Kanti Jasani
  • Jeyaseelan John
  • Yong K. Kim
  • Jeffrey T. Langley
  • Richard Lawn
  • Amy S. Y. Lee
  • Brian Lessard
  • Him Leung
  • Kit Yee Li
  • Charles Livengood
  • Allison London-Brown
  • Rachel LoMonado-Benzing
  • Asif Masood
  • Susan Matter
  • Michael L. McDonald
  • Erle Miles
  • Steve Paolini
  • Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti
  • Farhan Patel
  • Peggy Pickett
  • Hardy B. Poole
  • Phillip Howell Riggins
  • Daniela Laura Rondinone
  • Andy Sagcal
  • Henry Schaffer
  • Alfred N. Schiavo Jr.
  • Albert Perry Schwartz
  • Amanda P. Seiff
  • Meeta Bharat Shingala
  • Steven M. Spivak
  • Christopher P. Stanev
  • Rembert J. Truesdale III
  • Samuel Ugbolue
  • David Vanek
  • Jeffery Waldman
  • Brett D. Watkins
  • Frederick E. Wilson III
  • BP Royal Uganda
  • Dyenomite Apparel
  • Fibre52
  • Gildan Honduras Properties
  • Noyon Lanka Pvt Ltd
  • Textile Made

AATCC Foundation Inc was founded in May 1997. With its own board of directors, the Foundation operates independently in the furtherance of the charitable mission of AATCC. The members of the board of directors represent a broad cross-section of textile, retail, chemical industry experts, and other senior business leaders with interests in many different aspects of textile design, materials, processing, and testing. The Foundation operates from The AATCC Technical Center located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Because the influence and activities of the Association extend far beyond the borders of North America, the Foundation solicits funds worldwide.
For more information, contact India Hansen; +1.919.549.3524.

Mission
– To help promote the science and knowledge of textile design, coloration, materials, processing, and testing
– To promote continued education and provide educational assistance
– To conduct and communicate research (research findings will be available to the general public)
– To develop and promote quality standards for the benefit of the public
– To conduct other charitable activities related to textile science and design

Foundation Bylaws (amended February 16, 2010)

Tax Status
The AATCC Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, and is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization. Your contribution to the AATCC Foundation Inc may be tax-deductible.(Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at +1.888.830.4989. The License is not an endorsement by the State.)

Foundation Contacts

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