Scholarship Update:

Graduate Student Awards:

The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Scott Smith and Jiaxi Li at The University of Akron to receive the $3000 ORG Graduate Student Award for 2017. Both students are pursuing PhD degrees in the Polymer Engineering Department.  Scott is anticipating graduating in June, 2018 and Jiaxi in December, 2017.  The Ohio Rubber Group enjoyed having Scott and Jiaxi present their research at the Spring ORG Technical Meeting.

The ORG Graduate Student Award was created to promote the academic efforts of graduate students in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.  Each year with the assistance of the Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering Departments, candidate students submit applications along with transcripts and letters of recommendation to the ORG Scholarship Committee.  This information is then used to select a group of students for face-to-face interviews with the Committee.  The very high caliber of the candidates makes the final selection very difficult, but the democratic process of voting is used to make the determinations.


Joel Nielsen presents the scholarship to Scott Smith during the Polymers Appreciation Day at The University of Akron on May 12, 2017.  Jiaxi Li was not available to attend.


Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Member Scholarship Award*:

This Award is available for ORG members who are currently employed in the rubber industry and want to further their careers by acquiring additional education.  The monetary value of the award is $2,000.  For further information on this award, please contact Joel Neilsen, Scholarship Chair, at joel.neilsen@lanxess.com.

Click here for the application.  Applications must be received by May 1, 2017.

On January 26, 2016, Seth Glasgow was presented with the Paul Glasgow Memorial ORG Member Scholarship Award by Joel Neilsen, Chair of the ORG Scholarship Committee. Seth is currently pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron and anticipates graduating Spring, 2019.  Seth also has been interning with GOJO Industries in Akron, working in R&D to develop and assemble 3D printed disperser motor housings.  Additionally he has assembled the necessary drawings needed for manufacturing quotes.  Congratulations Seth!

* In 2015, the Ohio Rubber Group Board decided to change the name of the award to honor Paul Glasgow, a long time member of the Group, other Rubber Groups, and the ACS Rubber Division who sadly passed away in 2015.




Funds for the scholarships are provided by The ORG Endowed Scholarship Fund and from Ohio Rubber Group's fund raising events.
Our goal is to grow The Fund to a self-sustaining level.  This goal has not yet been reached.


Donations are welcome and can be mailed to:
ORG Endowed Scholarship Fund
PO Box 341
Bath, OH   44210




 Updates on Past Scholarship Winners:


  • 9/26/2017
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