Student scholarships awarded
The Association International (IFAI) has awarded student scholarships providing industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) being a division of the Industrial Fabrics tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics industry
The IFF student scholarship goes to Vinitkumar Singh, he is a student at Texas Tech University (USA) and pursuing a Master’s Degree in environmental toxicology, a domain that is looking desperately for new talents. He is a research assistant in the nonwovens and advanced materials laboratory at Texas Tech. He hopes to develop specialty nonwovens for chemical and biological protection.
Another scholarship was awarded to Morgan Bennett, a female student at Auburn University where she is pursuing a degree in polymer and fibre engineering. With her degree she hopes to research and develop materials that can more adequately protect fire fighters.
Maggie Will was also bestowed with a scholarship and she is pursuing a degree in architecture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She was sponsored by Custom Marine Canvas of Noank, Connecticut.
Simon Chiu is a student at the University of Southern California and was awarded an Architect Student Scholarship and is pursuing a Ph.D. in architecture. He aims for research, development and teaching of fabric structure design.
The Fabric Graphics Association Member Scholarship was bestowed to Noah Thompson a student at the University of North Florida and pursuing a degree in graphic design with a minor in Spanish. He wants to run his father’s company one day. He was sponsored also by Ad Graphics of Pompano Beach, Florida.
The Tent Rental Division Member Scholarship went to Becca Barth a student at Bowling Green State University and she is pursuing a degree in communications and business and she hopes in the future to develop public relations within the specialty fabrics industry. She was sponsored by Snyder Manufacturing in Dover, Ohio.
Last but not least, the Marine Fabricators Association Member Scholarship winner is Larissa LeClair pursuing a degree in accounting at Towson University and she hopes with her degree to follow her dream of opening her own shop. She was sponsored by Carriage House Canvas of Betteron, Maryland.
Criteria and application forms for the 2012 IFF scholarships will be available early January 2012 (see second internet address) with awards for the school year 2012-13 tuitition.