The Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division handed out scholarships totaling $23,500 to four college students who have shown an interest in thermoforming, during the Thermoforming Conference, held Sept. 16-19 in Cincinnati.
Kory Slye, who attends Penn State Erie in Erie, Pa., won the $7,500 Segan Memorial Scholarship.
Timothy McMaster of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., took the $7,500 Griep Memorial Scholarship. Lucas Stallbaumer, also of Pittsburg State, picked up the $7,500 Division Memorial Scholarship.
The $1,000 Director's Scholarship went to Kevin Desotell, who attends the Madison-based University of Wisconsin.
Thermoforming Division Chairman Walt Walker announced a new scholarship for next year, a $2,500 award from extruder maker Processing Technologies LLC of Aurora, Ill.
In other news, Walker said the division has donated $60,000 during the past six years to the National Plastics Center's PlastiVan program, which takes educational vans to schools throughout the country.
Walker is executive vice president of operations and chief operating officer of Prent Corp. of Janesville, Wis.