The Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K. Schutz Memorial Scholarship essay contest was developed to help future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship aims to teach these specifiers a little about hot-dip galvanizing while providing them with funding for their education.

To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your essay.  Your essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. 

Essay Questions (choose one)

  1. Identify a common area you see corrosion and how that corrosion affects your everyday life.  Make a case for how hot-dip galvanized steel would have been a better choice and how building with galvanizing in the future will change/improve these effects.
  2. Write a compelling and influential article to your university administration of why hot-dip galvanizing should be part of architect and engineer student curriculum, including the benefits of both having the knowledge and of hot-dip galvanizing in general.

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