Diana WymanDecember 16, 2021 Press Release

AATCC Foundation offers more than 25 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in textile-related fields. This academic year, there will be one more scholarship available thanks to the continuing generosity of the Jasani family.

For more information on all the scholarships offered through AATCC Foundation, visit www.aatcc.org/foundation. Offerings cover all education levels, majors, and schools.

The Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship was founded in 2015 to support Indian students studying in the United States. Two scholarships have been awarded each year since then. For the 2021-2022 academic year, a third $1,000 award is available specifically for students at North Carolina State University.

The scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate Indian students attending US universities with student visas. Scholarship guidelines acknowledge that names of degrees and departments change over time. Applicants pursuing a career in any field involving textile engineering, textile technology, textile chemistry, textile science, textile design, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply even if they are not in a “textile” program. Scholarship recipients may apply for an additional year of funding if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.

Scholarship founder Kantilal A. Jasani is an alumnus of North Carolina State University and a long-time active member of AATCC. He hopes that the scholarships will raise awareness and encourage involvement in AATCC student chapters and activities. All scholarship recipients also receive free registration for the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit (www.aatcc.org/summit) and a $500 travel stipend.

To support the future of textiles through a donation to the AATCC Foundation, visit www.aatcc.org/foundation/#donate.

Scholarship founders Hansa (left) and Kanti (right) Jasani with recipient Isha Nabar, currently studying design at Parsons School of Design.

Jasani Scholarship Eligibility

Students MUST meet these criteria to be considered:

  • Citizenship: Indian citizen, US student visa
  • Education level: undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) and graduate (masters, PhD)
  • Enrollment:  Accredited US college or university (general scholarships) and North Carolina State University (NC State and general scholarships)
  • Areas of study:
    • Textile Design, including apparel and home fashion
    • Textile Engineering
    • Fibrous Materials, including Materials Science
    • Textile Sciences, including chemistry, polymers & color
    • Textile Technology

Selection Criteria

The review committee will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients. Subjective criteria, including financial need, shall be evaluated based on the applicant’s personal statement.

  • Financial need (highest priority)
  • Preference to AATCC student members
  • Demonstrated leadership in school or community
  • Work experience
  • Satisfactory SAT/ACT/TOEFL or GRE scores
  • For general scholarship, preference to students at schools other than NC State

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About AATCC Foundation: The AATCC Foundation Inc was founded in May 1997 to further the charitable mission of AATCC. The foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and is classified by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.


Media Contact: Diana Wyman, AATCC Foundation President; +1.919.549.3532; diana@aatcc.org



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