January 11, 2021 3 min read

Perfecting The Craft Scholarship

Red Label Abrasives was founded with the goal of helping the makers of the world perfect their craft. We manufacture premium-quality sanding belts, sanding discs, and sanding rolls so that furniture, tool, auto, boat, and art makers can create polished pieces of work with a smooth finish. When an individual perfects their craft everyone wins. Those who have mastered their craft provide us with world-class products, ideas, and services. 

Red Label Abrasives would like to help students perfect their craft (whatever their craft may be) by helping to support them in their educational endeavors. Perfection comes with a combination of time, practice, and knowledge. Red Label founded the annual Perfecting The Craft scholarship to help students focus on the knowledge component. 

Overview Of The Perfecting The Craft Scholarship

The Perfecting The Craft scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship designed to help propel students to become masters of their craft. We hope to encourage students to genuinely reflect on what they want to provide the world and how they are working to build the necessary skills. 

Red Label is asking students to give us a glimpse of their craft. Show us what it is you’re passionate about and how you’re working to perfect it. Submissions can be in any media format (photo, video, audio, slideshow, etc.). Regardless of the format used, submissions should include an explanation on how the student plans to perfect their craft. Written explanations can accompany other submissions such as images if needed. 

Scholarship Eligibility & Requirements

The scholarship is open to all U.S. citizens entering or attending a college or university, or trade school in the United States as a full-time student. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must submit a scholarship application form in addition to submitting a piece on their passion. The following materials should be submitted to outreach@fintechabrasives.com by August 15th: 

Scholarship Award

  • The recipient of the annual Perfecting The Craft Scholarship will receive $500 to be used only for college, university, or trade school tuition and related educational expenses. 
  • The $500 check will be made payable to the recipient’s school.
  • The application period for the scholarship ends August 15th. The award recipient will be notified by September 7th. 
  • Students retain full ownership of their submissions. Red Label Abrasives will ask for permission to use submission content, the student's name, the student's school and/or pictures on the company's website and social media pages. 

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline for the submission period is August 15th. All completed scholarship materials need to be emailed to outreach@fintechabrasives.com before the end of the day on August 15th. Any submissions received after August 15th will not be considered for the current year, but may be considered for the following year’s annual scholarship.

Scholarship Privacy Policy

Red Label Abrasives strives to protect your privacy and safety. Below is an overview of the information collected and how that information is used. 

Personal Information

This site does not collect any personally identifying information about you aside from the information you knowingly and specifically provide to us via your scholarship submission. We do not share, trade, rent, or sell any of this information with non-related third parties. The information we receive is purely used to decide on a recipient for the scholarship. 


Please note that sending any type of data over the internet will never be completely secure. We work hard to keep your information protected, but we cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. 


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please reach out to outreach@fintechabrasives.com

Red Label’s 2021 Scholarship Winner - Aimee Gerlach

Aimee Gerlach

Red Label is pleased to announce Aimee Gerlach as our 2021 annual Perfecting The Craft scholarship recipient. Aimee is working on her Master of Science in Education at Purdue University with a concentration in English language learning.

Outside of working towards her degree, Aimee is also a stained glass sculptor. Stained glasses pieces are generally two-dimensional, but Aimee likes to push her abilities and her craft to try to create more complex three-dimensional pieces. Aimee has created stained glass planters, stained glass representations of mapped locations, reliquaries, and more.

Aimee is working to perfect her sculpting craft with persistent learning and experimentation. Currently, Aimee is working on trying to make larger pieces. Aimee is working on learning how to support larger structures so that they don’t cave in.

The team at Red Label was incredibly impressed with the quality and variety in Aimee’s stained glass work. We’re honored to provide her with funds to continue her education and we look forward to seeing the works she creates in the years to come.