SPE Mold Technologies Division Calls for Grant Applications

For the 2018–2019 academic year, the Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will award grants ranging to $2,500 to support an advanced manufacturing program with a focus on plastics.


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The Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announces that it is looking for qualified vocational technical programs within high school or college settings that are interested in applying for its annual grants to support an advanced manufacturing program with a focus on plastics. For the 2018–2019 academic year, it will award grants ranging to $2,500 to support these programs. Eligible programs will have curriculums that benefit and produce skilled employee candidates for careers in the plastics industry—particularly in mold manufacturing and related areas.

Deadline: The deadline for grant submissions is January 15, 2019.

Contact Information: For more information please email Greg Osborn at gosborn@synventive.com today, or visit the SPE website at 4spe.org. Greg Osborn is available at 815-520-1166.

The SPE Mold Technologies Division Grant Proposal Process

The SPE Mold Technologies Division says that its grants are available every year—funds permitting—for programs or projects that will benefit the members of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the plastics industry and the general public.

The SPE Mold Technologies Division says that to apply for a grant, the following steps must be taken:

  1.  The enclosed grant application cover sheet must be completed and returned with your application.
  2. The application must indicate a specific amount for a specific program or project and must be submitted prior to the purchase for your program.
  3. A clear 1- to 2-page explanation about the objectives of the program must be included with the grant application cover sheet. You should include but not be limited to items such as:
  • an overriding goal of the organization that the program will accomplish
  • the niche the program will occupy within the Society or the industry
  • the contribution the program will make to industry, members and the general public
  • who will provide leadership for the program
  • financial need of the organization
  • sources of other income or in-kind gifts being utilized for the program
  • the future expectations of the program
  1. Copies of receipts of purchase from the grant may be required and pictures of program participants for marketing purposes as a condition of grant received.
  2. All grant applications must be typed or computer-generated.
  3. Completed applications must be returned to the SPE Mold Technologies Division at the address listed below.

SPE Mold Technologies Division
Attn: Greg Osborn
11245 Yarby Lane 
Machesney Park, Illinois, 61115


The SPE Mold Technologies Division Grant Application Cover Sheet

Date of Application:
Organization Name:
Contact Person:
Program/Project Name:
Grant Request: $
Date Funds Required:

Purpose of Grant (a one-sentence summary):
Benefit of program/project to SPE, the plastics industry or the general public:

*Be sure to include to include additional information in support of your application as outlined in item 3 of the Grant Proposal Process sheet.

The SPE MTD Division Non-Support Statement

While all requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as a general policy, the SPE Mold Technologies Division says that its grants program does not support:

  • advertising for benefit or courtesy purposes
  • capital or building campaigns
  • debt reduction
  • endowments or endowment campaigns
  • for-profit entities
  • fundraising drives or events
  • general operating expenses, including salaries
  • individuals
  • loans
  • memorials
  • organizations that limit membership or services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
  • organizations that might in any way pose a conflict with the SPE’s mission, goals, programs, projects, services, employees or trustees
  • organizations whose chief purpose is to influence legislation or to participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf or against any candidate for public office
  • religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes
  • scholarships other than our own program.