Scholarship Application and Information
DEADLINE 1 December 2017
APPLICATIONS MUST REACH THE SVC FOUNDATION
OFFICE BY 8 DECEMBER 2017
SVC Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 10202
Albuquerque, NM 87184
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (.pdf)
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 December 1st of each calendar year. Applications must reach the SVC Foundation office by December 8th. 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
- Complete and sign the application form after reading the "Helpful Hints" paragraph below.
- Submit one current official certified educational transcript.
- Submit two scholarship recommendation
forms, including at least one from a professor at your educational institution.
- Ensure that two original copies
are received at the SVC Foundation office not later than December 8th .
How are decisions made?
The 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