The Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Scholarship 

This award is in honour of the late Jackie Rehkopf who was a recognized engineer who published books and was actively involved in the composites industry. The Automotive and Composites Divisions co-sponsor these awards and therefore co-coordinate. This award is presented annually at the SPE ACCE conference each fall and is a premiere award for exemplary performance.

A single full time grad student or two undergrad students if no grad students qualify for the $5000 scholarship. Preference will be given to female students but the best candidate(s) will be selected. The focus of the application should be on research activities targeted to ground transportation composite technology. Students must be in good academic standing and pursuing a degree in Polymer Science, Composites, Plastics or a related Engineering discipline at an accredited institute. A 2-page essay is required showing planned work and how it will benefit composites in an automotive or other ground transportation application. Also, a letter of recommendation from the student's advisor or mentor is also required. Scholarship recipients are required to present work at an SPE technical conference and/or have it published in an SPE technical journal. To apply, please see the SPE Foundation.

Sebastian GorisUniversity of Washington - Madison
Robert HartUniversity of Iowa