AKRON—The deadline for various ACS Rubber Division scholarships is approaching.
Applicants for the Rubber Technology Training Award, various undergraduate scholarships and rubber group scholarships are due March 1. Details for all awards can be found at the Rubber Division's website.
The Rubber Technology Training Award provides a $1,250 stipend to rubber industry employees who allow them to attend the events at a spring or fall Rubber Division meeting in the year they are selected. Events include seminars, workshops, technical presentations, presentations, banquets, networking opportunities and expositions.
A nomination letter from a Rubber Group is required for this award.
The Rubber Division also offers two $5,000 undergraduate scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year for the fall-spring academic year.
In addition, the Connecticut Rubber Group offers a $5,000 Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship.
Applicants for these three scholarships may have a major area study in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or any other technical discipline relevant to the rubber industry.
Each winner receives up to $5,000 to put toward educational expenses and is named a Rubber Division, ACS Scholar.
Finally, various local Rubber Groups offer scholarships of their own. These include Blue Ridge (via Virginia Tech), Detroit, Energy, Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Southern, Twin Cities and Michigan.