Four Students Receive 'Plastics Pioneers' Scholarships

Published 11.04.2003

Student News

The Plastics Pioneers Association, a society of plastics-industry leaders and innovators, awarded $1,500 scholarships recently to four students in the Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology bachelor-degree major at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The four Penn College students are among 12 nationwide to receive the scholarships from the association, whose 250 members have been employed in the plastics field 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.

The scholarship program is administered by the Plastics Institute of America, based at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.

The Penn College students receiving scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year are: Neil P. Deskevich, Johnstown; Ryan R. Romberger, Pillow; Nathan E. Weaver, Gaines RR 1; and Adam R. Wrench, Williamsport.

To be considered for the scholarships, students must submit a resume, a transcript, a list of extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation and an essay describing their interest in a career in plastics.

For more information about the plastics majors offered by Penn College's School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies call (570) 327-4520, send e-mail or visit on the Web.