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Axalta Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 27, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Axalta Coating Systems has established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduates, and graduate level students who plan to continue their education in select fields in college programs. Students at eligible colleges and universities in regions served by Axalta can apply for renewable scholarships of $5,000 per year from the Axalta Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

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The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Axalta Bright Futures Scholarship Program must:

  • Be current college undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors*, or graduate level students planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at one of the eligible schools** in the United States for the upcoming academic year, pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in one of the following fields:
    • Color Science
    • Chemistry or related program
    • Chemical Engineering or related program
    • Supply Chain Management or related program

*Current undergraduate seniors must be planning to attend graduate school the upcoming academic year.

**Eligible schools:

  • University of Delaware
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Houston
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Axalta Coating Systems, LLC play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

An effort will be made to select recipients who represent the diversity of the applicant pool based on self-reported race/ethnicity and gender.

Assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to first generation college students.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 16 awards will be granted. Awards are renewable up to one year or until a bachelor’s or graduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued eligibility (including pursuit of a degree in an eligible field; renewal students do not need to meet school requirement). Awards may transfer from a bachelor’s to a graduate degree if the recipient enrolls in graduate study the upcoming academic year.

Recipients may be offered internship and/or career opportunities with Axalta.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Axalta Coating Systems, LLC. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A copy of your most recently filed 1040 (Please black out SSN).

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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