Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

$2,000–$6,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
2/15/2023Submission Deadline

The Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation offers the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship to students who have displayed and shown an interest in the plastic industry.

The Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship applicants must be majoring in courses that would be of importance to a career in the plastic field, including engineering, plastics, and material sciences to name a few.

The SPE Foundation supports the development of professionals in the plastic industry by funding schools through quality educational programs, scholarships, and grants. The foundation also helps in the creation of opportunities in the manufacturing industry for students across the world. The Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship awards $6,000 to a four-year university student and $2,000 to a two-year junior college student.

Key Information of Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Engineering
  • Material Sciences
  • Plastics
  • Science

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship Timeline

December 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on December 1.

February 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on February 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Graduate – Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript
  • Present Work Experiences
  • Essay
  • Short Answers

How to ace the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship


Be in good standing with your college

Students should be in good standing with their respective schools and should have good academic records. Students need to enroll in at least six credit hours per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.


Become a member of the foundation

Students, who are interested in the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship, are expected to become members of the Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation. Student membership is free and the applicants must become members before applying for the scholarship.


Be a resident of the eligible states

Applicants are supposed to be residents of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. They are also expected to have schooled in these states before applying for the scholarship.


Have credible recommendations

Applicants are expected to present three recommendation letters along with their application; two recommendation letters from a teacher or a school official and another made by an employer or non-relative. So choose your recommenders wisely, who can speak well to your abilities.

How the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are judged based on the quality of their essay which contains their statement and their motivation to pursue a career in the plastic industry. They are also evaluated based on their academic standing through their academic transcripts.

Why We Love the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship


You become a member of the foundation

Students, who apply for the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship, become members of the SPE Foundation. The membership comes with numerous benefits such as access to information, career support, connection to a global community, etc.


Acces a mentorship program

The SPE Foundation has a unique mentoring program that students can take advantage of. The program matches monitors and mentees and helps them overcome the challenges faced when advancing their career and personal goals.


The scholarship is less restrictive

Apart from the geographical eligibility requirement, the scholarship is a bit lenient. The scholarship is open to students of all ages, gender, or ethnicity and it gives students a chance to select their desired institution of study.

5 Facts About the Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation


The foundation has over 22,000 members

The SPE Foundation has over 22,000 members from 84 countries and unites plastic professionals from all over the world.


Presents awards to students and members

The SPE foundation shines a light on outstanding individuals or groups through its award programs such as the Member Recognition and Student Awards programs.


Has five types of memberships

The Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation has 5 types of memberships which include Professionals, Young Professionals, Students, Emeritus, and Subscribers.


Has an online community

The SPE Foundation has an online community SPE Communities that is new and improved and was formerly known as The Chain.


Offers over 30 scholarships

The SPE Foundation offers and administers over 30 scholarship programs including the Art and Carl Haas Scholarship, the Cleveland Section Scholarship, etc.

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