Scholars Award



IP Corporation Announces 2013 Scholars Award Winners

(St. Paul, MN – October 28, 2013) Bob DeRoma, IP Corporation’s Senior Vice President, today announced the 2013 recipients of the Scholars Award sponsored by IP Corporation in affiliation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

The five well-deserving high school graduates and their company affiliations are: Megan Peck, Kingsport, Tennessee (Eastman Chemical Company); Rollins Wimber, Roseburg, Oregon (Orenco Systems Inc.); Claire Studebaker, Summerfield, North Carolina (Eastman Chemical Company); Katie Deal, Jonesborough, Tennessee (Eastman Chemical Company); Benjamin Jack, Kingsport, Tennessee (Eastman Chemical Company). Each winner receives $2,000 to be used towards their studies at a four-year college or university of their choice.

This is the thirteenth year IP Corporation has awarded the scholarships. “These young adults continue to amaze us with their exceptional academic achievements and their involvement in communities and charitable activities,” said Bob DeRoma, “We are proud to sponsor this scholarship program and honored to acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of these five students.”

To be eligible for a Scholars Award, the applicant’s parents, legal guardian, or the student must be employed by an ACMA-member company and the student must be planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. The selection of the Scholars Award winners is based on the individual’s personal merit and background, with an emphasis on excellence in academic and extracurricular activities. The scholarships must be used for tuition and/or required books, supplies and equipment.

IP Corporation and subsidiaries are specialty chemical companies with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Interplastic Corporation focuses on the production and sale of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants, and putties for the composites and cast polymer industries. Interplastic is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. Molding Products LLC is a leader in the production of sheet molding compounds and other thermoset molding materials. North American Composites Company is a national, full-service supplier to these same industries and is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.


For more information contact:
Bobbi J. Jensen Marketing Communications IP Corporation