The Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholarships are available to Indian students attending US universities, specifically Indian citizens with student visas. Applicants should be pursuing a career in a field involving textile engineering, textile technology, textile chemistry, textile science, textile design or a related discipline.

As the names of degrees and departments change over time, it will be left to the sole discretion of the Jasani Family Scholarship Committee to determine if a student’s course work meets the criteria intended by these Guidelines.  It is hoped that this scholarship will raise awareness and encourage involvement in AATCC student chapters and activities.

One scholarship is designated for students at North Carolina State University, alma mater of scholarship founder Kantilal A. Jasani. North Carolina State University students are also eligible for the two general scholarships, but other schools will be given priority.

Scholarship recipients may apply for an additional year of funding if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.


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.

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


Applications due February 29. Applicants will be notified by early summer.

Applications must include:

  • Resume or letter of work experience (including internships)
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less, freely expressing interest in textile or related field, academic and professional aspirations, financial need and expectations, with particular emphasis on intended career following graduation
  • Copy of college transcripts (if currently attending college)
  • Letter of support from teacher or faculty

To access and complete the AATCC Foundation scholarship application form, click here. You may be eligible for this and other AATCC Foundation scholarships.

For questions, contact AATCC Foundation Inc at 919.549.3524 or email India Hansen.

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