Applications Now Open for the 2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship Program

Axalta Coating Systems Partners with the Powder Coating Institute to Provide a Scholarship to Advance Coating Technologies

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in collaboration with the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is pleased to announce that nominations for the annual PCI/Axalta Scholarship are now being accepted. Offered to university students pursuing studies in fields that advance powder coating technologies, the scholarship is just one of several ways that Axalta supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives worldwide. PCI is a leading non-profit organization that promotes powder coating technology and communicates its benefits to the manufacturing, consumer and government sectors.

“The Powder Coating Institute is dedicated to supporting future generations that will become the industry’s workforce,” said Trena Benson, PCI Executive Director. “The PCI Board of Directors is committed to improving the quality and continued growth of the powder coating industry through our scholarship program.”

To qualify for the PCI/Axalta Scholarship, a candidate must be enrolled in an area of study that is useful for a career in the powder coating industry. In addition, candidates are asked to provide their goals, qualifications, and a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member. Candidates must be full-time students with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. The deadline to submit all applications and supporting documents is June 14, 2017.

“At Axalta, fostering the development of the future technologists in our industry is a priority,” said Dave Heflin, Axalta Vice President Industrial Coatings, North America. “Partnering with PCI to offer this scholarship is a great way to engage students considering a career in powder coatings and demonstrates our commitment to the advancement of the powder coating industry.”

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About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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