AKRON—Both rubber industry employees and students seeking a career in the industry are encouraged to apply by March 1 for either the ACS Rubber Division Rubber Technology Training Award or one of three available $5,000 undergraduate scholarships.
The $1,250 training award will go to a rubber industry employee seeking to continue their education in their field, by allowing them to attend a spring or fall Rubber Division meeting. Meeting events will include seminars and workshops, technical presentations, banquets, networking opportunities and expositions. A nomination letter from a rubber group is required for this award, according to the Rubber Division.
There are also three, $5,000 undergraduate scholarships available for students who wish to pursue a degree in rubber technology, polymer science or the chemical profession. As local rubber groups and companies recognize the need for financial assistance in obtaining a college degree, many offer financial support for the scholarships.
Students entering their junior or senior years in college, for the fall-spring academic year, can apply for two $5,000 scholarships offered by Rubber Division.
In addition, the Connecticut Rubber Group offers a $5,000 Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. Applicants should have a major in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or a field that relates to the rubber industry.
The following rubber groups also offer scholarships: Blue Ridge (via Virginia Tech); Chicago; Detroit; Energy; Fort Wayne; Los Angeles; Michigan; New England; Ohio; Southern; and Twin Cities.
For more information, contact Heather Maimone, the Rubber Division's membership and outreach director at [email protected].