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Education, Scholarships, and Design Contest


Education Sponsors

Our Scholarship Sponsors include companies and individuals who have chosen to support a specific scholarship effort whether by assisting people in continued education in blow molding and related topics to improve job-related skills, or through memorial scholarships to assist students currently enrolled in plastics engineering programs. For a list of our Education and Scholarship Sponsors, please click here.


SPE Blow Molding Division School Grant Program

The SPE Blow Molding Division’s School Grant Program offers assistance to educational institutions seeking funding for the purchase of blow molding equipment or certain educational resources pertaining to blow molding when funds are available.  Eligible items would include: machinery, tooling, auxiliary equipment, instrumentation, controls, finishing equipment, software, and training or educational modules.  Eligible institutions include Accredited Universities, Community Colleges, and Vocational Schools. For more information, please click here.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Click here for a list of our past and present scholarship recipients.

SPE Foundation Scholarships Program

The SPE Foundation, an affiliate of the Society of Plastics Engineers, offers numerous scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. They must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges.

For information regarding criteria, submission form and deadlines, click here.

Carrie Fox Solin Memorial Scholarship

The Carrie Fox Solin Memorial Scholarship is funded from the Blow Molding Division’s reserves. Additional scholarships are funded by our Division Sponsors. $263,500 in scholarships has been awarded to 40 deserving students in undergraduate Plastics programs.

Scholarship Application and Information

Click here for a list of our past and present scholarship recipients.

SPE Blow Molding Division Annual Student Design Contest

The Society of Plastics Engineers SPE Blow Molding Division conducts an Annual Student Design Contest to promote interest in blow molding applications. A $1,000-1st prize, $750-2nd prize, and $500-3rd prize is awarded to a student or group of students who submit the winning entries.  A travel allowance is also offered so the winner(s) can present their proposal in a poster at either an upcoming SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference or ANTEC.

For information regarding criteria, submission form and deadlines, click here.

For a list of past contest winners and their submissions, visit:


Universities/Colleges/Schools with Blow Molding Programs


Click here for a list of helpful resources including:

  • Plastic Processes (presentations from previous Annual Blow Molding Conferences)
  • Career Opportunities
  • Plastics and Blow Molding websites
  • Sustainability (information and articles)
  • Books, Journals & Magazines
  • Other useful links