Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Scholarship

This award is in honour of the late Jackie Rehkopf who was a recognized engineer who published books and was actively involved in the composites industry. The Automotive and Composites Divisions co-sponsor these awards and therefore co-coordinate. This award is presented annually at the SPE ACCE conference each fall and is a premiere award for exemplary performance.

Full time grad students. If no grad students qualify then 2 $2,500 scholarships may be awarded to undergrad students (Jr. or Sr.). Preference will be given to female students but the best candidates will be selected. Focus should be on research activities targeted to ground transportation composite technology. Students must be in good academic standing and pursuing a degree in Polymer Science, Composites, Plastics or a related Engineering discipline. A 2 page essay is required showing planned work and how it will benefit composites in an automotive or other ground transportation application. One of the letters of recommendation must come from the student’s advisor or mentor. Scholarship recipients are required to present work at an SPE technical conference and/or have it published in an SPE technical journal.


2016 Sebastian Goris University of Washington – Madison
2016 Robert Hart University of Iowa