The Chemical Coaters Association International Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF) recently announced this year’s scholarship recipients.

Since 1992, CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in coatings and finishing. 2020 marks the first year the scholarships are being awarded through CCAI’s Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF), a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

Applications from qualified students were reviewed by the CCAIFEF Board of Directors who determined this year’s scholarship winners.

CCAIFEF awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 10 students.

“As always, we received applications from an impressive group of students. What is particularly special about this year’s award winners is that in addition to pursuing studies in areas related to industrial finishing, they already have experience working in the industry through internships, co-ops, or job shadowing,” notes Sheila LaMothe, CCAIFEF Executive Director. “We are excited to follow the career paths of these students as they are the future of the finishing and coatings industry.”

In addition to cash awards sent to the student’s school account, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year student membership in CCAI which allows them to gain exposure to the industry and benefit from the resources available through the association and its chapters.

CCAIFEF accepts scholarship applications each year beginning in January. See the winners and apply online.