DuPont Tedlar and the Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation named two students who have each been awarded a $2,500 DuPont Tedlar Scholarship for their STEM studies, focusing on plastics engineering. 

In a Jan. 10 news release, Dupont said the scholarships are part of a year-long partnership between DuPont Tedlar and SPE to support the Foundation’s “three-pronged approach” to enrich and develop the future workforce for the plastics industry.

“It’s extremely rewarding to support these two very deserving students in their academic pursuits of making an impact in the plastics industry,” said Corynn Sheridan, global marketing director at DuPont Tedlar. 

“I’m inspired by the passion and dedication of the recipients and hope that our DuPont Tedlar scholarship will continue to play a positive role in supporting the next generation of STEM workers for years to come,” Sheridan added.

The recipients are Cameron Sawicki, a junior at Ferris State University in Michigan, majoring in plastics and polymer engineering technology, and Michael Quinn, Jr., a senior at Penn State Behrend in Pennsylvania, majoring in plastics engineering technology.

“I’m passionate about plastics engineering and am committed to making a positive contribution to the industry,” said Sawicki. “With this scholarship I can focus more on my studies and research, allowing me to explore innovative solutions and sustainable practices in the field of plastics.”

DuPont Tedlar and the SPE Foundation partnered in 2023 to fund these scholarships and develop a PlastiVan curriculum to travel to schools for STEM educational days. 

“Receiving this scholarship is a significant milestone in my academic journey,” said Quinn. “I’m determined to give back to the community and make a positive impact, just as DuPont Tedlar has done through this scholarship program.”

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