Scholarships

TLARGI 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 sections below.

 

TLARGI Undergraduate Scholarships

TLARGI offers a limited number of Undergraduate Scholarships to qualified applicants. The scholarships are offered in two categories. The “Friends and Family Scholarship” and the “Rubber Industry Fields of Interest Scholarship.”

A candidate for a TLARGI undergraduate “Family & Friends” scholarship must:

  1. Be nominated by a TLARGI member in good standing.
  2. Be related to an employee in the rubber industry. First preference will be given to TLARGI members, their children, and family members. Second preference will be given to non-member employees in the Southern California rubber industry and their children.
  3. Be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university of his/her choice as an undergraduate full-time candidate for a degree.
  4. Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher or a college/university grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Provide three letters of recommendation which testify as to the candidate’s potential and desire to succeed in an institution of higher education.

A candidate for a TLARGI undergraduate “Rubber Industry Fields of Interest” scholarship must:

  1. Be nominated by a TLARGI member in good standing.
  2. Be accepted into a major program that meets the needs of the local rubber industry as determined by the Scholarship Committee, with emphasis being given to Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical disciplines.
  3. Be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university of his/her choice as an undergraduate full-time candidate for a degree.
  4. Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher or a college/university grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  5. Demonstrate an interest in a career in the rubber or a related industry.
  6. Provide three letters of recommendation which testify as to the candidate’s potential and desire to succeed in an institution of higher education.

To be considered for a scholarship, eligible candidates must complete the 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 be sure to specify allocating your donation to the “Friends and Family” fund or “Rubber Industry Fields of Interest” fund or both, and mail to: 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. 112.

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

We also invite our members to distribute the this scholarship announcement letter and application to the high school in your area. This is another way to promote our Rubber Industry to local high school students.

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.