ILMA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Over the past 18 years, ILMA has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to 169 students. Of these, 103 have graduated from college and 38 continue to receive funding and work toward their degrees. This year, ILMA received a record 125 applications!  The Foundation's Board of Governors recently increased undergraduate awards to current and new winners from $2,000 to $3,000 per year. ILMA awarded 12 scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, including the Bob Jackson Award, the Elmer B. Cleves Award and the Taglia Award.

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 ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS!
The Bob Jackson Award provides a $5,000 research grant awarded at the discretion of the ILMA Foundation Board for industry-related, post-graduate students, based on projects submitted to the Foundation. This award honors ILMA Past President Bob Jackson for initiating the scholarship program.

Program Guidelines  |  2018-2019 Recipients



ATTENTION 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.



A Word From the Recipients...

ILMA Foundation Scholarship Program students share how the ILMA Scholarship has proven to be invaluable in receiving the education they need to pursue their desired careers.