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ITT Scholars Program


The ITT Education Fellowship Fund will award two (2) levels of scholarships for the coming year.  For more information about the ITT Scholarships, please contact info@itt.edu


The ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship


The ITT/Textile Company/Family Matching Scholarship

Roger Milliken

The ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship

Mr. Roger Milliken was one of the founding fathers of the Institute of Textile Technology.  Mr. Milliken served as Chairman of the ITT Board of Trustees in Charlottesville, VA from 1944 until 1997.  He was instrumental in the Institute's Mission of providing leaders for the textile industry through education.  Mr. Milliken epitomized the visionary leadership that is needed to strengthen our industry and our country.  Mr. Milliken believed fervently in the power of education and research to increase productivity, create new products, and to bring new ideas improve competitiveness. By awarding this scholarship in honor of Roger Milliken, ITT will continue its "Tradition of Excellence" by fostering the development of leaders that will bring future innovation and success to the textile industry.

The Institute named its Charlottesville Library the ITT Roger Milliken Textile Library honoring his many contributions to the Institute. The Library's 40,000 volumes was considered to be one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of English language textile information in the world.  Mr. Milliken served as chairman emeritus of the Institute until his death on December 30, 2010.



2013-2017 ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholar



Brooke Elizabeth AndersonBrooke Elizabeth Anderson - from Denver, NC, graduated from North Lincoln High School as valedictorian.  She held leadership positions in the Student Government Association as class treasurer and student-body vice president.  Furthermore, Booke is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Anchor Club, Beta Club, and National Honor Society.  Brooke has also participated in many community service activities such as Toys for Tots, blood drives, food drives, and the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  She was captain of the varsity soccer team and also ran cross country. She was elected homecoming queen and is a member of her church youth group.  Brooke plans to pursue a degree in Textile Engineering.




2012-2016 NCSU Centennial Scholars partially funded by the Institute


Robert "Bobby" William KeefeRobert "Bobby" William Keefe - from Raleigh, NC, graduated from William G. Enloe High School. Bobby was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, has been on the Honor Roll throughout high school, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Bobby has also been very involved with choir and theatre, participating in the Raleigh Boy choir and multiple Community Theatre productions. He attended the College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP), and plans to pursue a degree in Textile Technology.



Emily Susan PriceEmily Susan Price - from New Bern, NC, graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Math. Emily was a 2011 National Merit Finalist, scoring in the top 1% of students who took the PSAT. She was also one of fifty students chosen to do research and participate in the NCSSM Mentorship Program. Emily was a member of Girl Scouts for several years, where she earned the Gold Award. She was also an active member of her youth group, participating in several mission trips and service projects. Emily played on her high school's varsity soccer team as a goalkeeper and has been certified by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a referee since 2008. Emily attended the College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) and plans to major in Textile Engineering with a concentration in Chemical Processing.


Shannon Darcey TartShannon Darcey Tart - from Benson, NC, graduated from South Johnston High School. Shannon's dedication to excelling in academics led her to receive the Skills USA State Leadership Award, as well as the Quintiles Women in Science Award. She was also the first junior in her high school to ever receive the AP Calculus Highest Average Award. Shannon was captain of the JV Volleyball team, captain of the Varsity Volleyball team, and received the Coach's Award. She was also a member of the track team and earned All-Academic and All-Conference Awards all four years of high school. Shannon not only volunteered with Special Olympics, but has completed mission work in Atlanta and Asheville. Shannon received the Women's Scholar Athlete Award through her high school and she attended both Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics and Governor's School. Shannon plans to pursue a degree in Textile Engineering.


November 30, 2013

ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship

The Institute of Textile Technology continues to provide its "tradition of excellence" to the textile industry through its alliance with the College of Textiles and the NCTF by funding the ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship.  The ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship is a four-year undergraduate scholarship to the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. Applicants will follow the NCTF Centennial Scholars Program.  The successful applicant will also be expected to attend ITT conferences and make presentations to the Board.  
The Institute's Mission is to provide leaders for the textile industry through education; therefore helping the textile industry meet today's challenges and remain competitive. The Institute continues to serve the role originally assigned by its founding members by offering the ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship to students majoring in textiles at NCSU.


May 31, 2013

ITT/Textile Company Family Matching Scholarship

U. S. Textile Companies who have an existing or proposed scholarship program for their employees and/or employee children/extended family to attend institutions in the United States are encouraged to request matching funds from the Institute of Textile Technology (Institute). The Institute will match up to $5,000 for scholarship awards to individual textile companies who have an established or proposed scholarship program which meets the Institute’s qualifications.

Textile Companies interested in participating in the Institute’s matching scholarship funding program should complete the on-line application, attaching a description of your current or proposed scholarship program, a history of past scholarships awarded, and the total amount awarded in scholarships. Please include in your description how award recipients are selected. E-mail documents to info@itt.edu or mail to the Institute of Textile Technology, 2401 Research Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-8301.

Companies approved to participate in the Institute’s matching scholarship program should screen and award their company scholarships through their normal selection process. Once awardees are selected and background information on the individual(s) is sent to the Institute for our records, matching funds up to $5,000 per company will be provided. Joint awards should be provided to the individual(s) selected with 50% provided by the company and 50% provided by the Institute.



Education Fellowship Fund


The Institute of Textile Technology's Education Fellowship Fund was started in 2003, when the Institute moved to NC State's College of Textiles. The Education Fellowship Fund was used to award two-year Fellowships to Masters' students enrolled in the College of Textiles at NC State. The Institute's final class of M.S. Fellows graduated in May 2011.


The Education Fellowship fund is currently being used to fund the ITT Roger Milliken Centennial Scholarship and other scholarship programs.

Distance Learning


Distance learning courses can be assessed through the NC State College of Textiles' Professional Education and/or Distance Education Programs.


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