Scholarship Update:

Graduate Student Awards:

The Ohio Rubber Group has selected Jing Zhong and Prasad Raut at The University of Akron to receive the $3000 ORG Graduate Student Award for 2016. Both students are pursuing PhD degrees in the Polymer Engineering Department.  Jing is anticipating graduating in June, 2016 and Prasad in December, 2016.  The Ohio Rubber Group looks forward to having Jing and Prasad present their research at an upcoming ORG meeting in 2016. 

Photos below were taken at The University of Akron on October 16, 2015, during the Student Awards portion of the Akron Polymer Conference.



 Pictured above (L to R):  Jing Zhong - Polymer Engineering and Joel Neilsen - Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co.




Pictured above (L to R):  Prasad Raut - Polymer Engineering and Joel Neilsen - Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co.

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.


ORG Member Scholarship Award:

The ORG Member Scholarship 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 jgneilsen@sidrich.com.

On June 12, 2014 Seth Glasgow was presented with the $2000 Ohio Rubber Group Member Scholarship Award by Joel Neilsen, Chair of the ORG Scholarship Committee. Seth is currently in his 3rd year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron.  His goal is to obtain his degree with a focus on aeronautic applications.  He is also currently employed at Rogitex as a Sales and Marketing Intern where he is promoting Rogitex’s product lines of elastomers, plastics, reinforcing fillers and chemicals.



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:


  • 1/26/2016
    Winter Technical Meeting (More)

  • 1/31/2016
    TPE Topical Conference - Call for Papers (More)

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