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Undergraduate Scholarship

Rubber Division, ACS 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. This award serves to honor the dedication to education and Rubber Division, ACS that Russ showed during his nearly 50 years in the rubber industry. Russ was a research scientist at Uniroyal, until retiring in 2002. His research brought him the distinction of 2 original patents and allowed him to travel the world educating customers on rubber techniques. He was an integral member of the Connecticut Rubber Group, helping to create the Rubber Mixing Course and CRG Scholarship Fund while twice serving as Chairman. He also served as Financial Committee Chair and Area Director. In 2002, Rubber Division, ACS awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for his many years of service. Applicants for these 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 towards educational expenses and is named a Rubber Division, ACS Scholar.

Application deadline is March 1st of each year.

Other Scholarships - Rubber Group & Student Chapters:

Contact Heather Maimone, Membership Director, at for more information.