By Sarah Stone

The potential and accomplishments of Wilson College of Textiles students are being recognized by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation. All nine of the Charles H. Stone Scholarships and Piedmont Scholarships offered for the 2021 – 2022 academic year will go to NC State students. 

Dr. Bryan Ormond, faculty advisor for NC State’s AATCC student chapter, said the association’s scholarships often match exactly with students’ experiences at Wilson College. 

“We have really competitive students in these because of what the organization is,” Ormond said.

The Charles H. Stone Scholarship provides four polymer or textile chemistry students with $6,000 to support their education. Rising juniors and seniors studying at the Wilson College or Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science are eligible.   

The $3,000 Piedmont Scholarship is awarded to up to five students studying in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The foundation’s scholarships provide more than just financial support. Dr. Ormond said these opportunities also motivate students to get involved with an organization that has valuable resources and mentorships to offer. 

“They have access to career services. They post resumes. They post job opportunities for their members, and they’ll reach out to students for those openings,” Ormond said.

The 2021 – 2022 AATCC Foundation Charles H. Stone Scholars are listed below. Each of the scholars shared his or her plan for the scholarship in this newsletter.

Luis Martinez
Rising Senior
Polymer and Color Chemistry 

Shane Harrington
Rising Senior
Polymer and Color Chemistry 

Kayleena Otero
Rising Senior
Polymer and Color Chemistry 

Eelya Sefat
Rising Junior
Polymer and Color Chemistry 

The 2021-2022 AATCC Foundation Piedmont Section Scholars are listed below. All of the scholars explained more about their studies and career goals in this newsletter.

Deja Herrelle
Rising Senior
Fashion and Textile Design

Madeline Hall
Rising Junior
Fashion and Textile Management 

Jessica Schwendeman
Rising Senior
Textile Engineering 

Alex Hutchens
Rising Sophomore
Fashion and Textile Management 

Sophie Frain
Rising Sophomore
Polymer and Color Chemistry