Diana WymanJuly 8, 2024 Foundation Newsletter

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 12, 2024 – AATCC may be the Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, but its reach extends far beyond chemistry and color. Members work in all areas of the textile industry and the AATCC Foundation funds students in all areas of study.

To support future generations of textile scholars, donate to the AATCC Foundation at www.aatcc.org/foundation/#donate.

In addition to direct funding for tuition, all Foundation scholars receive free registration for the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in October and one year of complimentary AATCC membership to help them connect with industry professionals and launch a career in textiles. To support future generations of textile scholars and help empower an informed future, donate to the AATCC Foundation at www.aatcc.org/foundation/#donate.

The application for 2025-2026 scholarships opens November 1. The application for research support grants will open on July 15. Visit www.aatcc.org/foundation/#grants for more information about funding for your undergraduate or graduate research. Also, watch for updates on the 2025 Student Design and Merchandising competitions at www.aatcc.org/students/#competitions.

Varley Family Textile Technology Scholar

This is a $7,500 scholarship for students pursuing a textile-related career at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) or Cornell University.

Ananda Metelina, Fashion Institute of Technology, Senior, Textile Development and Marketing

Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholar

The Bide scholarship awards $2,000 to a student studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.

Madeline Gibson, University of Rhode Island, Junior, Textile Merchandising and Design

Kendall Leuven, University of Rhode Island, Senior, Fashion Merchandising

Textile Design Scholar

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

Emily Ellsworth Ball, Utah State University, Senior, Family and Consumer Science Education and English (Double Major)

Textile Merchandising Scholars

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

Kasandra Wright, University of Arkansas, Senior, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

Logan Pearn, University of Arkansas, Senior, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

More Scholars

This year, AATCC Foundation is providing scholarships to about 29 students at 10 universities in programs ranging from fashion design to materials engineering. Learn about other 2024-2025 scholarship recipients at www.aatcc.org/foundnews.

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