TAYLOR MILL, KY – Over the past several years, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program to students who are currently enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry. The primary objective of this program is to encourage advanced education in finishing technologies. CCAI’s National Office is now accepting applications for its 2018 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program. Awards will be announced in June at CCAI’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida. 

Education is the foundation of CCAI’s mission. The scholarship program attracts bright new talent to the industrial finishing and surface coating technologies industry. The national CCAI and donations from CCAI chapters sustain the scholarship program. “CCAI is actively investing in our industry’s future,” said CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer. “We have had an outstanding group of students who have received CCAI scholarships over the past several years, and many have found employment in the finishing industry. We’re committed to continuing to support students and leading them to a career in finishing.” CCAI also created a Careers in Finishing Guide for anyone interested in learning more about the variety of opportunities available in the industry.  The guide can be downloaded from CCAI’s website, http://www.ccaiweb.com/?student, and printed versions are available by contacting Kelly LeCount at kelly@goyermgt.com or 859/356.1030.

The National CCAI Education Committee will review qualified candidate applications for the National Scholarship Program. Applications will also be sent to regional chapters that provide additional scholarship funding for students in their vicinity. Award amounts vary and are determined by the national office. Scholarship recipients will also receive a free one-year student membership in CCAI.

To view the criteria and selection process and to submit an application visit www.ccaiweb.com, click on the EDUCATION tab, and then scroll down to Scholarship Program. Students must complete a CCAI National scholarship application, and provide a transcript or other grade verification and a resume with photo. The application deadline is April 2, 2018.