Special Scholarship Opportunities
The Elmer B. Cleves Scholarship
Elmer B. Cleves excelled both in the classroom and athletic pursuits. He played minor league pro baseball for the Saint Louis Cardinals and in the Canadian League. He also managed minor league pro baseball teams in the U.S. and Canada. After leaving baseball, Elmer worked in chemical engineering and formed his own company, Interlube Corporation, a long-standing ILMA member. Cleves received ILMA's Distinguished Service Award in 2001. The Elmer B. Cleves Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the ILMA Foundation Board to a scholar-athlete who lettered in at least one varsity sport in high school and who is going on the study science and/or entrepreneurship in college. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year with a possible maximum of four years per student.
The Taglia Scholarship
James A. Taglia is an ILMA Past President, 2004-2005, and served on the ILMA Board from 2000-2013. Taglia formed ILMA's Industry Task Force, which initiated the Association's signature testing program. He served as the Industry Task Force chair until 2014. Jim's wife, Mary Anne Taglia, was a founding member of the WILMA (Women of ILMA) Book Club, and a regular ILMA meeting attendee. The Taglia Scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants at the discretion of the ILMA Foundation Board. The winner will be an outstanding student, preferably majoring in chemistry, and preferably from the Taglias' home states of Minnesota or Ohio. The scholarship will provide $2,500 per year.
The Bob Jackson Award (Graduate Students)
The Bob Jackson Award provides a $5,000 research grant to post-graduate students, awarded at the discretion of the ILMA Foundation Board, for industry-related projects submitted to the Foundation. This award honors ILMA Past President Bob Jackson for initiating the scholarship program.