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 market where hot-dip galvanized steel is used.  How does its use improve your life and the life of others? Make a case for what the world would be like if hot-dip galvanized steel were not used on that product and what impact it would have.
  2. Explain which characteristic of hot-dip galvanized steel is the most important in evaluating and comparing corrosion protection systems, and why.  (Life-cycle cost, durability, environmental impact)

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