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Don't let a lack of funds stop you from pursuing a career in Corrosion Technology. We have several scholarships to help you out. These scholarships are for Corrosion Technology majors who attend Kilgore College.

Contact: Kenya Ray to find out how to apply.

AUCSC scholarship

AUCSC Endowment was provided in 2001 by the Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course held at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
This excellent program has provided quality corrosion control education for the past 47 years. The AUCSC is organized to provide both technical and non-technical presentations of the practical and theoretical aspects of the causes of corrosion, instrumentation, corrosion surveys, cathodic protection, pipeline coatings, and miscellaneous methods of corrosion control. The short course is held each May and provides ongoing training for Corrosion Technicians, Field Supervisors, Engineers, and Managers in the field of Corrosion Technology. The AUCSC is the oldest and most respected corrosion control short course in the nation and it has served as the training ground for thousands of employees of the Oil and Gas Industry and their related vendors.

Ted Kennedy Jr. Scholarship

Ted Kennedy Jr. Endowment was established in 2002 to honor the professional life of Mr. Ted Kennedy Jr. Ted and his father, Ted Kennedy Sr.

Born in 1920 in Saginaw, Michigan, Ted attended the University of Michigan, where he played football and was President of the Engineering Class of 1942. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, Ted served in the Navy during World War II and then earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.Ted and his father, Ted Kennedy, Sr., founded the Trenton Corporation in 1949 to manufacture anti-corrosion products. He was granted 17 patents, authored several papers, and served on several committees. A true innova-tor, Ted was a driving force behind many new products and processes in the anticorrosion field, including:

• Over-the-ditch micro-wax and wrappers
• Hot-applied micro-wax and wrappers for joint coating and reconditioning
• Wax tapes for below-ground and above-ground pipe
• Casing filler materials, equipment and installation procedures.

In a career that spanned fifty years, Ted saw the role of the corrosion engineer evolve from someone who had relatively little training (because there was not much known about corrosion) into that of a highly trained professional. He was proud to have played a part in that evolution, and he was continually supportive of corrosion education programs.In 1992 the Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC) gave Ted the Colonel George C.Cox Outstanding Award in recognition of his many contributions to the corrosion industry.In memory of Ted, in appreciation of what the people associated with the AUCSC meant to him, and in recognition of the value he placed on corrosion education, Ted’s family established a scholarship in his honor as part of the AUCSC scholarship program within the Corrosion Department at Kilgore College in Texas.

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Nahum Tate Scholarship

This scholarship established in 2000 honors Nahum Allen Tate, PE, who was a charter member of the Kilgore College Corrosion Advisory Board and was employed by Sun Pipeline Company for 36 years in Corrosion Control. Nahum was instrumental in the formation of the Kilgore College Corrosion Technology program, the first such degree program in the U.S. Nahum served as President, Vice-president, and Committee Chairman through the years and often assisted in promoting the Corrosion Technology Program. In 1989 Nahum received special honors in Washington D.C. when the Corrosion Advisory Board was recognized for outstanding leadership in “Strengthening the National Vocational-Technical Education Programs.”

Dave Goldsmith Scholarship

Established in 2007, the Dave Goldsmith Endowment was established to honor the first full time Corrosion Technology instructor at Kilgore College.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1921, Dave Goldsmith grew up in New Plymouth, Idaho before heading to Phillips (Borger), Texas to play football in high school and work with an uncle at the Goldsmith Dairy. He completed high school at Phillips and went on to earn a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943. He served the country during World War II as an officer in the Navy and stayed in the reserves for several years after the war.

Dave applied his chemical engineering skills with various companies for 39 years holding both management and technical positions, completing his career with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company at several plants in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In all of the many positions throughout his career, Dave enjoyed applying his talents and skills as a Staff Corrosion Engineer more than any other and was an active member in the Baton Rouge NACE chapter. When the corrosion technology program was being developed at Kilgore College, the need existed for a skilled, talented, and dedicated person to assist in developing the course materials followed by teaching the courses. Dave had always wanted to teach, and saw the opportunity to retire early from Kaiser in 1982, relocate to Kilgore to set up the curriculum in 1982 and 1983 and teach the first class of corrosion technology students in 1983-1984.

In memory of Dave, and in recognition of his dedication and values towards corrosion science and education, Dave's family established the Dave Goldsmith Endowment at Kilgore College to further the education and dreams of students wanting to follow Dave's example for a rich and rewarding career in corrosion science. Dave made full use of his retirement following his days at Kilgore by working through his church on missions, housing, assistance, school support and tutoring, and scouting, etc.; no one knows everything he did, nor the many lives these activities and the Endowment will touch into the future.

NAPCA Scholarship

The National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA) provided scholarship funds for the 2011-2012 Kilgore College Corrosion Technology sophomores.

The company was founded in 1965 by a group of protective coating professionals who were intent on bringing manufacturing efficiency and product standardization to the plant-applied coating industry. Coating applicators came to recognize the marketing and cost benefits of coordinating their efforts through this organization and have effectively caused most pipeline coatings to be applied in-plant.

Today, the industry better manages production processes and works together to create innovative coating materials that meet environmental and safety compliance requirements. These coordinated efforts are evident at the well-attended Association Member events. This membership has grown to more than 135 U.S. and international companies and includes the world's foremost applicators, manufacturers and coating professionals.

The National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators is committed to promote the growth of its industry and to provide its members, their customers and the international public with the high standards of quality and workmanship necessary to protect the world's pipeline infrastructure.

Other Scholarships

Include funds donated by the NACE International Foundation, individual NACE sections across the U.S., the Texarkana SSPC, and various corporations including Kinder Morgan, Phillips Chevron, BP Amoco, Robroy Industries, and several individuals.

Corrosion students are allowed to apply for these scholarships on the first month of the Fall and Spring semester. Applications are distributed the first week of class. The number of scholarships awarded depends upon the available funds each semester. The National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA) is also a provider of scholarships for second year corrosion students.





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