The Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology (NWSCT) has created a scholarship fund in which 100% of the donations will be awarded to students. NWSCT created the scholarship fund as a way to give back to its members and their families while furthering the pursuit of higher-level education. Interviews may be held with the candidates to finalize the awards. All decisions are final. The Scholarship Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

Applicants should be a son or daughter of an active NWSCT member in good standing or grandchild of an active NWSCT member in good standing or active NWSCT member in good standing. Active membership is defined as attending at least one NWSCT meeting per year. Students must be studying a physical science or coatings-related discipline.

Applicants must complete the entire application form, including signature certifying accuracy and acceptance of all stated terms and conditions, and must submit an original essay, 200-500 words in length, defining career goals and educational objectives pertaining to the coatings industry. Applicants must attach a copy of GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and a business or educational related letter of recommendation. Repeat applicants must complete all application information each year to re-qualify.

Awards are disbursed based on the funds available as a result of membership dues, sponsorships and multiple fundraisers held during the previous year. Total scholarships disbursed may vary per year and no amount is guaranteed.

Scholarship program details and applications are available at monthly meetings as well as on the website. The deadline for application is May 1, 2020.