AKRON—The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society is accepting applications for scholarships for students pursuing degrees in rubber technology, polymer science or chemical professions.
Two $5,000 undergraduate scholarships are available for students entering their junior or senior year.
The Connecticut Rubber Group, meanwhile, offers a $5,000 Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in honor of Mazzeo's 50-year career in the rubber industry and the dedication he showed to his work as a research scientist at Uniroyal.
Mazzeo, who retired in 2002, was a dedicated member of the Connecticut Rubber Group, through which he helped to create the Rubber Mixing Course and CRG Scholarship Fund. He served as chairman of the group and also held positions as financial committee chair and area director.
In 2002, the Rubber Division awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for his many years of service.
Additional scholarships are available from the Blue Ridge (via Virginia Tech), Chicago, Detroit, Energy, Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Ohio and Southern rubber groups.
The deadline for application is March 1. More details about available scholarships are available online at rubber.org/student-scholarships.
In addition to scholarships, Rubber Division offers a $1,250 stipend to rubber industry employees. This allows them to attend events at a spring or fall Rubber Division meeting in the year they are selected. Events include seminars/workshops, technical presentations, banquets, networking opportunities and expositions.
A nomination letter from a Rubber Group is required for the stipend. Additional information is available at rubber.org/rubber-technology-training-award.