Diana WymanJanuary 22, 2024 Foundation Newsletter

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 22, 2024 – The AATCC Foundation scholarship and fellowship application is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for more than a dozen separate scholarships and $100,000 total funding with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, major, and other criteria once. The system automatically lists matching scholarships and any required personal statements. There’s something for everyone—from an Indian citizen studying fashion design in Rhode Island to a US citizen pursuing a materials science Ph.D. in Texas.

All scholarships have a deadline of February 29, 2024. Recipients will be notified over the summer. In addition to the tuition funding, all Foundation scholars receive free registration for the 2023 AATCC Textile Discovery Summit (www.aatcc.org/summit) and up to $500 travel reimbursement. This year, the Foundation has established three new $2,000 scholarships in specialized areas: the Textile Design Scholarship, Textile Merchandising Scholarship, and Textile Chemistry Scholarship.

Save the date! On February 1st at 5pm EST, join India Hansen for a special event “Top Tips for Navigating AATCC Scholarships” with advice on successfully applying for these expanded awards.

The 2024-2025 scholarships can be divided into the following categories: Textile Chemistry, Other Textile-Related, Local Section, and Graduate Fellowships. The details about the specific scholarships in the categories are listed below. Students interested in applying should contact the AATCC Foundation at india@aatcc.org or visit its website at www.aatcc.org/foundation/#scholarship.

Textile Chemistry Scholarships

Charles H. Stone Scholarship

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

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.

Gordon & Marjorie Osborne Scholarship

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

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.

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.

Other Textile-Related Scholarships

At the undergraduate level, the Darsey Family Scholarship has grown from $1,500 to $2,500.

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.

Textile Design Scholarship

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

Textile Merchandising Scholarship

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

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Paul T. O’Day Scholarship

To be eligible for the $5,000 Paul T. O’Day Scholarship, a parent or guardian must be an employee of an NCTO member company and/or organization.

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.

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 the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) or Cornell University.

Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship

The Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for undergraduate students studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.

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 university with an AATCC student chapter.

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.

Local Section Scholarships

The AATCC Foundation Metro Scholarship has expanded in two ways – it now has awards of $3,000 and $2,000 available, and eligibility has extended beyond New York to include all undergraduate students in New England, New York, and New Jersey. The West Scholarship has also seen an increase from $2,000 to $2,200 for 2024-2025.

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).

Delaware Valley Section Scholarship

Members of the AATCC Delaware Valley Section (DE, MD, NJ, PA), as well as spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Undergraduate students studying textiles at a school in the Delaware Valley section are also eligible.

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.

Western Region 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.

Graduate Fellowships

The Grady, Houser, Hauser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship has increased from $3,500 to $5,000 for the coming academic year. The Connelly-Perkins Graduate Fellowship has also increased from $3,500 to $5,000. Graduate students are also eligible to apply for the Darsey Family Scholarship and Kanti & Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship.

Connelly/Perkins Graduate Fellowship

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

Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship

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

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