ILMA (the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association) is the voice of independent businesses who formulate lubricants and metalworking fluids to improve performance and increase efficiency. ILMA members make specialized lubricants for everything from backhoes to bone screws–their products keep planes in the air; cars on the road; and the machines in businesses, households and hospitals running efficiently. Without lubricants and metalworking fluids, American businesses and manufacturing would grind to a halt.
Over the past 16 years, ILMA has awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships to 142 students. Of these, 82 have graduated from college and 41 continue to receive funding and work toward their degrees. Last year ILMA received 115 applications — an all time high!
ILMA scholarship funds may be used toward tuition, books, or room and board and will be given directly to the student or the academic institution (student’s choice). The scholarship is awarded up to four years, renewable annually.
Who is eligible for to apply for the ILMA Scholarship Program?
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- be a citizen of a North American country
- enroll or be enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year at a college or university in North America as an undergraduate
- register as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more per semester, 9 credit hours or more per trimester)
- have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
How much is the ILMA Scholarship Program worth?
The amount of the scholarship shall be up to $2,000 annually for four years.
When is the application to the ILMA Scholarship Program due?
The completed application and essay is due June 30, 2017.
Find out more about the ILMA Scholarships offered here.
Best of luck to all applicants!