University of Wisconsin-Platteville Student Awarded DME Plastics University Scholarship

DME Company, a leading manufacturer of mold technologies, has awarded a $1,000 DME Plastics University scholarship to a senior student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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DME Company, a leading manufacturer of mold technologies, has awarded a $1,000 DME Plastics University scholarship to a senior student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Teng Yang, who hails from Oshkosh, WI, received the scholarship for the fall 2014 semester at UW-Platteville. It is the second time Yang has been named a recipient of the scholarship. He is the second student to be awarded the DME Plastics University Scholarship twice since the program's inception.

Each year since 2008, DME has offered this scholarship program to help finance, encourage and support the future of qualified students who have interest and potential in moldmaking, plastics and related career fields.

"“DME is committed to advancing training and education within the plastics industry by continuing to support the DME Plastics University Scholarship Program,” said Dean Froney, Vice President and General Manager of DME Company. “As one of the preeminent leaders in the industry, it’s both our obligation and in our best interest to help develop and groom tomorrow’s moldmaking and plastics industry experts.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in a plastics program at any accredited trade school or university with a 2-year certificate, 2-year associate or 4-year bachelor’s degree program. Applicants who are enrolled in related coursework are also considered if they demonstrate a strong academic emphasis and interest in plastics.

Along with an application, students are required to submit a transcript, personal statement and recommendations for review. The DME Plastics University Scholarship Program selection committee considers a variety of factors including academic achievement, interest in the field and personal qualities to determine the winners.

DME and other major manufacturers continue an attempt to combat the trend of students shying away from manufacturing disciplines. With an aging population of skilled workers, the plastics industry is facing a major human resources challenge. The scholarship program is just one of the ways DME is taking action to support the ambition of college students who have shown interest in the plastics industry.

The company also offers grants and scholarships to its customers for continuing education - an extension of the popular DME Plastics University on www.dme.net/plasticsuniversity that was created to aid new plastics industry students and professionals.

DME scholarship applications for the spring 2015 semester are available online at www.dme.net/scholarship and will be accepted until December 1, 2014.