Four Penn College Students Earn 'Plastics Pioneers' Scholarships

Published 11.26.2002

Student News

Four students in the Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology bachelor-degree major at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been chosen to receive $1,500 scholarships from the Plastics Pioneers Association, a society of industry leaders.

The four Penn College students receiving scholarships for the 2002-03 academic year are: Brett L. Davidson, Walnut Bottom; Neil P. Deskevich, Johnstown; Jonathan H. Hufman, Somerset; and Nathan E. Weaver, Waynesburg.

The Plastics Pioneers scholarships are administered by the Plastics Institute of America, based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. To be considered, students must submit a resume, transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation and an essay describing their interest in a career in plastics.

Founded in 1942, the Plastics Pioneers Association is a society dedicated to fostering friendship among long-standing members of the plastics industry. Its members have been employed in the plastics industry for at least 30 years and have made significant contributions in the areas of new technology, education, organizational leadership, polymer development, and processing-machinery innovation.

For more information about the Plastics majors offered through Penn College's School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, visiton the Web, or call (570) 327-4520.