AMPP Diversity and Inclusion Grant

Equality and opportunity must be a part of our industry and The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has established this grant to help underrepresented and disenfranchised people worldwide to achieve professional success in the corrosion and coatings industry. 
Program Goals: 

  • Increase access to professional opportunities for members of traditionally underrepresented or disenfranchised populations.
  • Fund career development efforts of deserving applicants to drive equitable workforce development.
  • Increase the number of qualified individuals in the workforce to support long-term sustainability for the industry.

AMPP will accomplish this by providing grant funds to applicants based on a standard rubric and evaluation cycle. Grant funds must be used for professional development in the coatings and corrosion industry, including (but not limited to): training courses, approved industry organizations’ event registration, AMPP membership fee, educational resource purchases, and professional tools and equipment.
Who is eligible?
Members of traditionally underrepresented or disenfranchised populations due to inequitable historical and present-day policies, or regulations, lack of infrastructure and resources, discrimination, conflicts, and targeted exclusion. These groups include (but are not limited to): members of underrepresented racial groups, women, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals, and others.
Award Amount
The resources provided through this grant depend on the needs of each applicant as demonstrated through the application. Award amounts may range from $500 to $2,500.

Candidates will be notified with the status of their application on or before November 30th.

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP)
Supplemental Questions
    • 1. Highest form of education:
    • 2. Are you currently employed?
    • 3. Current Employer (Enter "N/A" if not applicable.):
    • 4. Current position held (Enter "N/A" if not applicable.):
    • 5. Employer City/State (Enter "N/A" if not applicable.):
    • Please upload a resume or CV with details of your work experience, volunteer work, certifications, and other achievements.
  4. ESSAY QUESTIONS: Your responses should be thorough and answer the prompts completely.
    • Essay #1 This award is intended to assist those that are underrepresented or disenfranchised. How do you feel that this applies to you?
    • Essay #2 Choose at least two of the following topics:
      • How will this grant benefit your professional development?
      • How will you contribute to the industry as a result of this grant?
      • What career goals do you hope to achieve within the next two years?
      • What will the receipt of these funds assist you to achieve that you would not have been able to do otherwise?

    • Are you currently receiving financial assistance or free career development resources from any other source?
    • If yes, please list the type of funding. If no, please enter "n/a."
    • I confirm that I am currently employed or seeking employment in the field of coatings or corrosion control.
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