The Chemical Coaters Association International is now accepting applications for the 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program. The awards will be announced in June at CCAI’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Vail, CO.  The program’s goals are: to contribute to the funding of education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry; to stimulate interest in finishing; to encourage finishing of curriculum; to provide student assistance; and to gain public relations exposure for the CCAI. Student applicants, who can be Canadian, need to be in senior high school, and planning to attend college or technical school or a current college or technical school student. They need to show a sincere interest in supervision, production and processing, engineering, management, chemistry, or quality control in the finishing industry, and to have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale, as well as to beenrolled in a technical or degree granting program that would qualify the student to be hired in industrial finishing. To apply, students must complete a CCAI national scholarship application; provide a transcript or other grade verification, and a resume with photo. Several CCAI Chapters also provide their own scholarships. April 1, 2016 is the deadline for the National Matt Heuertz Scholarship applications.