Education

SCHOLARSHIPS

EducationTLARGI members and their relatives, and Southern California rubber industry employees and their relatives, have several scholarship opportunities available for consideration. To learn more about each scholarship and its eligibility requirements, simply click on the gray bars below to display more information.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TLARGI Undergraduate Scholarships

TLARGI will offer a limited number of $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarships to eligible TLARGI members and their relatives, and to employees of the Southern California rubber industry and their relatives.

 

To be eligible, a graduating high school student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be admitted to an accredited college or university as a full-time student. A college student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university.

 

To be considered for this scholarship, eligible candidates must complete this TLARGI Undergraduate Scholarship Application and mail it to the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman (see contact information below).

 

If you’re interested in making a contribution to the TLARGI Undergraduate Scholarship fund, please issue a check made payable to TLARGI, along with the name and address of donor, and mail to the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman (see contact information below).

 

All completed applications, supporting information, and questions should be directed to the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman at:

 

Renee Horvatich

Akrochem Corporation

3770 Embassy Parkway

Akron, OH  44333

 

Phone: 330-535-2100, ext. 1121 

Email: reneehorvatich@akrochem.com

 

TLARGI Memorial Foundation

The TLARGI Memorial Foundation, established through the University of Southern California, grants scholarships of $10,000 per year to students taking industry-related graduate studies through the University of Southern California.

 

If you’re interested in making a contribution to the TLARGI Memorial Foundation, please issue a check made payable to TLARGI, along with the following information:

 

· The person your contribution is in memory of

· Name and address of survivor (if known)

· Your name 

 

Then mail the check to:

 

Renee Horvatich, TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman

Akrochem Corporation

3770 Embassy Parkway

Akron, OH  44333

 

If you have any additional scholarship questions, please contact the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman at reneehorvatich@akrochem.com or 330-535-2100, ext. 1121.

LORD Corporation Science Education Scholarships

In our commitment to promote youths to pursue careers in the sciences and engineering fields, TLARGI and LORD Corporation are offering a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior, selected by TLARGI to be deserving of the award.  

 

High school seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree in the sciences from an accredited four-year program and have maintained a GPA of 3.4/4.0 or higher throughout high school may apply for this scholarship. (Note: Upon acceptance of the scholarship, the recipient is required to show an acceptance letter to such an institution.)

 

Additional criteria includes: Maintenance of honor roll standing throughout high school; community service/volunteer work/research associated with interested field of study in the sciences or engineering; a recommendation letter each from a teacher in the math or science fields, and a guidance counselor or an adult that has worked with the applicant; and an essay on what science means to the applicant and what they hope to achieve with their studies.

 

The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 upon selection. The second $1,000 will be issued when an official transcript showing completion of a minimum of 12 units with an accumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 is received from an accredited four-year college program. The recipient will also able to apply to LORD for future internship programs that the company may offer.

 

To be considered for this scholarship, eligible candidates must complete this TLARGI General Scholarship Application and mail it to the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman (see contact information below).

 

All completed applications, supporting information, and questions should be directed to the TLARGI Scholarship Committee Chairman at:

 

Renee Horvatich

Akrochem Corporation

3770 Embassy Parkway

Akron, OH 44333

 

Phone: 330-535-2100, ext. 1121 

Email: reneehorvatich@akrochem.com

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Here are additional scholarship opportunities for consideration:

 

Rubber Division, ACS, Scholarships

The American Chemical Society is offering three $5,000 Undergraduate Scholarships to juniors or seniors majoring in the sciences with the intention to work in the industry after graduation. 

 

A. Wayne Place Memorial Scholarship 

In 1991, the Rubber Division, ACS, established the A. Wayne Place Memorial Scholarship in memory of the former chairman of Jasper Rubber. This scholarship, funded by Jasper Rubber, provides an annual stipend to employees of the rubber industry to further their education in polymer technology. Production personnel are eligible for the scholarship.

 

For more information about these scholarship opportunities, visit https://www.rubber.org/student-scholarships.

 


LORD CORPORATION SCIENCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Calum Bochenek

LORD Corporation Science Education Scholarship for a high school senior – recipient Calum Bochenek. Calum graduated from Fairview High School in Fairview Park, Ohio. He is a freshman at Ohio Northern University majoring in Chemistry. Calum will receive this one-year scholarship which is funded by LORD Corporation and administered by TLARGI.

TLARGI UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Aidan-James Olvera

Aidan-James Olvera is the son of Scott Kearns of R D Abbott. Aidan is a sophomore at the University of California Riverside, and he is majoring in Physics.

Gerardo Ramirez

Gerardo Ramirez is a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Gerardo is majoring in Engineering. He is the nephew of Rick Ziebell of R D Abbott Company, Inc.

Kathryn San Diego

Kathryn San Diego is the daughter of Carmela San Diego of Matz Rubber. Kathryn is a freshman at Azusa Pacific University, and she is majoring in Nursing.

Zoe Qualls

Zoe Qualls is a freshman at Linfield College, McMinnville, OR. She is the niece of Margaret O’Donnell of Aurora Rubber & Distribution Company, Incorporated.

Renee Duran

Renee Duran is the niece of Barbara Phillips of Aurora Rubber & Distribution. Renee is a freshman at Manhattan College, and she is majoring in Art History.

Emersyn Early

Emersyn Early is the daughter of Scott Early of Desma USA. Emersyn is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, and she is majoring in Education.

Carolyn Harmon

Carolyn Harmon is a sophomore at the University of California Santa Barbara. Carolyn is majoring in Sociology. She is the daughter of Jim Harmon of H M Royal of California.

Alexis Danzo

Alexis Danzo is a senior at the University of Alabama. Alexis is majoring in Apparel & Textiles. She is the daughter of Mark Danzo of Maverix Solutions.

Siattle Olvera

Siattle Olvera is a senior at the University of California Santa Barbara. Siattle is majoring in Environmental Studies. She is the daughter of Scott Kearns of R D Abbott.

Claire Vansell

Claire Vansell is a sophomore at George Washington University. Claire is majoring in International Business. She is the daughter of Chris Vansell of Mission Rubber.

Julie Harmon

Julie Harmon is the daughter of Jim Harmon of H M Royal of California. Julie is a senior at the University of California San Diego, and she is majoring in Economics.

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins is a senior at Boston University. Sarah is majoring in Engineering. She is the daughter of Tom Jenkins of R. D. Abbott Company, Inc.

Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson is the daughter of Mark Johnson of West American Rubber Company. Caroline is a senior at the University of Kansas, and she is majoring in Psychology.

Ashley Peterman

Ashley Peterman is the daughter of Mike Peterman of Santa Fe Rubber Company, Inc. Ashley is a senior at Rice University, and she is majoring in Kinesiology.

Montana Kearns

Montana Kearns is the daughter of Scott Kearns of R D Abbott. Montana is a junior at the University of California Santa Barbara, and she is majoring in Environmental Studies.