IAPD Scholarship Program

 

The 2023 IAPD Scholarship application is open!

Applications due by February 24, 2023

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Application Process

Completed Scholarship Applications

In addition to completing the online scholarship application form, submitted scholarship applications must include the following supporting materials to be considered:

  •  A 500-word, one page essay
  • A current unofficial transcript. If are a college freshman, please send both high school and college transcripts.
  • A letter of recommendation from a non-relative such as a teacher, employer, volunteer leader, coach or other.
  • The signature addendum page of this application, signed by both student and a parent or guardian.

Additional supporting materials including essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation and completed signature addendum page must be in English to be accepted. Documents can be uploaded to the application form or submitted electronically to Jean McClure

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All information submitted will be maintained in confidence and used solely for purposes of analyzing the scholarship application.

Selection Process

Recipients are selected by a Scholarship Committee of four individuals who carefully review all applications. Recipients are ranked based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and presentation.

Recipients will be notified by mail on or before June 15, 2023 and a check will be mailed to the first choice school indicated on the application.

All scholarships are paid directly to the school, not to the student.

Prior to fund distribution, recipients will be contacted to verify personal information, including their social security number, and to obtain a recent photograph (digital or print only; cell phone photographs cannot be accepted).

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for a IAPD scholarship, college/university students at the undergraduate or graduate degree level must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be employed by an IAPD member company
  • Be a child of an employee of an IAPD member company
  • Be enrolled in a professional sales program (major, minor or concentration), business, communications, marketing, engineering, supply chain management, information technology, accounting, human resources program or related programs.

College-bound high school seniors are eligible to apply for the IAPD scholarship.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Students are ranked based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and presentation.

Scholarship applicants are not eligible to win an IAPD scholarship two years in a row.

Additional supporting materials including essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation and the completed signature addendum page must be in English to be accepted.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All information submitted will be maintained in confidence and used solely for purposes of analyzing the scholarship application.

If you have questions or issues with your application, contact Jean McClure at +913.345.1005.

The IAPD Charitable Foundation was established in 1981 as a non-profit tax exempt corporation to provide scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels to employees of IAPD member firms and their children, as well as students enrolled in a professional sales program (major, minor or concentration).

Each year, worthy recipients are awarded up to US$5,000 to provide meaningful financial support for their college/university education. 

The IAPD Annual Scholarship Program:

  • Provides meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates.
  • Benefits the business community through well-educated employees.
  • Exposes scholarship candidates to the ever-expanding plastics industry.
  • Strengthens IAPD through a direct link to education today.

Funds for the scholarship program are collected primarily through donations from IAPD member companies. To find out how you can support the IAPD Annual Scholarship Program, please contact the IAPD Charitable Foundation at +913.345.1005.