The AATCC Foundation Percy W Woodruff Jr Textile Manufacturing Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship supporting a non-traditional, undergraduate college student in Clemson University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
NOTE: If no eligible student from Clemson University MSE is identified, the funds will be provided to Gaston College in support of one or more student(s). Eligible Gaston College students will be identified directly by college faculty rather than through the online application process.
Applications due February 29. Applicants will be notified by early summer.
Applications must include:
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.
The Woodruff Textile Manufacturing Scholarship is named for Percy W Woodruff Jr, who was a non-traditional university student. The oldest of five children, whose father achieved up to a 6th grade education, Percy worked many jobs in high school in order to pay his way to North Carolina State University. These jobs included stage managing for a Raleigh theater, textile manufacturing, and paper manufacturing. Despite the large number of jobs, the only way he could afford to complete his college education was through the GI Bill as a WWII veteran and income from his wife’s teaching career. After graduating from college with a degree in Textiles, he spent his career in the US textile industry, retiring from Burlington Industries.