Scholarship Application and Information
DEADLINE 3 December 2018
APPLICATIONS MUST REACH THE SVC FOUNDATION
OFFICE BY 3 DECEMBER 2018
SVC Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 10202
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (Fill-in pdf)
The SVC Foundation's Scholarship Fund is intended to further the education of people entering or already participating
in a course of study related to vacuum coating technology at an accredited institution. Anyone attending an accredited technical,
vocational, two-year, undergraduate or graduate school may apply, including students and practitioners already working in
the vacuum coating technology field. Scholarships provide a financial award to be used toward:
Tuition, books and fees
Travel to appropriate conferences
Preference will be given to practioners, undergraduate and graduate students
whose major is engineering, physics, materials science and other fields related to vacuum coating.
It is anticipated that three or more scholarship awards
will be made annually. However, the SVC Foundation and its Scholarship Committee may vary the number, amounts and types of
awards based on factors such as funds available as well as the number and quality of applications received.
Am I eligible to apply?
Any individual who is entering or is currently enrolled in a course of study related
to vacuum coating technology at an accredited educational institution may apply. Past scholarship winners are welcome to re-apply,
provided that they still meet the required criteria.
How do I apply?
You can apply between August
15th and the December due date of each calendar year. Applications must reach the SVC Foundation office by the December due
date. The guidelines and application materials may be revised from year to year. Please bookmark this web page and return
between August and November of each year to view the current application materials. To be considered for the SVC Foundation
scholarship you must:
- Complete and sign the application form after reading the "Helpful Hints" paragraph
- Submit one current official certified educational transcript.
- Submit two scholarship
recommendation forms, including at least one from a professor at your educational institution.
- Send your application
to the SVC Foundation office (mail or email) no later than December 3rd.
How are decisions made?
SVC Foundation appoints a scholarship selection committee to review scholarship applicant materials. The selection committee
reviews all materials submitted and considers and weighs a variety of factors such as:
- Relevance of applicant's
field of study to vacuum coating technology and the goals of the Society of Vacuum Coaters and its charitable and educational
- The applicant's academic achievement, including grades, courses selected, interdisciplinary
skills and interests;
- The applicant's personal qualities including motivation, social values, maturity,
- Financial need.
What else should I know?
Any number of students from
a single institution may apply. However, SVC reserves the right to base selections, in part, on achieving diversity among
scholarship recipients and focusing on world-wide regions primarily served by SVC.
Scholarship awards may only be used
for tuition, books and other approved educational expenses in accordance with IRS regulations.
Past Scholarship Winners CLICK HERE