AATCC Foundation offers more than 25 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in textile-related fields

Scholarship founders Hansa (left) and Kanti (right) Jasani with recipient Isha Nabar, currently studying design at Parsons School of Design.

AATCC Foundation offers more than 25 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in textile-related fields. This academic year, there will be one more scholarship available thanks to the continuing generosity of the Jasani family.

The Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship was founded in 2015 to support Indian students studying in the United States. Two scholarships have been awarded each year since then. For the 2021-2022 academic year, a _third_ $1,000 award is available specifically for students at North Carolina State University.

The scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate Indian students attending US universities with student visas. Scholarship guidelines acknowledge that the names of degrees and departments change over time. Applicants pursuing a career in any field involving textile engineering, textile technology, textile chemistry, textile science, textile design, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply even if they are not in a “textile” program. Scholarship recipients may apply for an additional year of funding if they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.

aatcc-foundation Scholarship founder Kantilal A. Jasani is an alumnus of North Carolina State University and a long-time active member of AATCC Foundation. He hopes that the scholarships will raise awareness and encourage involvement in AATCC student chapters [2] and activities. All scholarship recipients also receive free registration for the AATCC Foundation Textile Discovery Summit (www.aatcc.org/summit [3]) and a $500 travel stipend.


Students MUST meet these criteria to be considered:

        * Citizenship: Indian citizen, US student visa

        * Education level: undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) and graduate (masters, PhD)

        * Enrollment:  Accredited US college or university (general scholarships) and North Carolina State University (NC State and general scholarships)

        Areas of study:

        * Textile Design, including apparel and home fashion

        * Textile Engineering

        * Fibrous Materials, including Materials Science

        * Textile Sciences, including chemistry, polymers & color

        * Textile Technology


The review committee will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients. Subjective criteria, including financial need, shall be evaluated based on the applicant’s personal statement.

        * Financial need (highest priority)

        * Preference to AATCC Foundation student members

        * Demonstrated leadership in school or community

        * Work experience

        * Satisfactory SAT/ACT/TOEFL or GRE scores

        * For general scholarship, preference to students at schools other than NC State