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Forty-five UMass Lowell undergraduate and graduate students in plastics engineering recently received financial support from 26 endowed scholarship funds for the academic year 2009ߝ10. The monetary values vary, but last year most of the scholarships were in the range of $1,000 per academic year.
“Many of these scholarship funds have been created thanks to the extreme generosity of our alumni, either collectively or as individual family funds,” says department Chair Robert Malloy. “Several funds have been endowed by corporations, such as Autodesk Moldflow, Nypro, Sterilite, Eastman Kodak, New England Keyboard and Visteon Corporation.”
Among the recipients are students from other countries, including India, Indonesia, Thailand and Israel. A number of academic awards were also given out, including graduate and undergraduate book awards named for the department’s founders ߞ; Profs. Russ Ehlers, Ray Normandin and Henry Thomas.
“I am pleased that we are able to reward and honor our students with these awards while at the same time provide financial assistance in these difficult times” says Malloy.
For more information about the department’s undergraduate scholarship opportunities, visit the Plastics website.