Our Purpose

"...to provide a means of exchange of technical information, for the expression of experience and opinion, and for discussion of news of the industry between people interested in rubber, plastics, and associated industries. The aim of this organization shall be to accomplish this purpose by promoting educational, social, and recreational meetings for members in a friendly and interesting manner."


Rubber Division, ACS, Undergraduate Scholarships

The Rubber Division offers two (2) $5,000 Undergraduate Scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year of study for the fall 2012- spring 2013 academic year. (These awards can be split up to more than two students.) Applicants may have a major area of study in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science or any other technical discipline of relevance to the rubber industry. Each winner receives up to $5,000 to defray educational expenses. Link to Rubber Group Scholarship Page.

Fort Wayne Rubber Group Technical Scholarship

These scholarships shall be awarded to incoming students with a "C" or better academic average. Previous winners in their second year may apply for a final year of scholarship support. Scholarship students must be enrolled in any fully accredited college or university. They must have a major in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer science, or any other technical discipline of relevance to the rubber industry.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is April 1st.

No more than 50% of these scholarships shall go to any single institution during any given school year. Up to three separate scholarships totaling $3000 will be available each year. These scholarships shall cover one academic year, as defined by the respective institution, and include expenses for tuition, fees, and other expenses billed by the college or university.

No scholarship winner shall be an immediate family member of anyone involved in the administration of the scholarship program or the selection of its winners. The Scholarship Committee shall be the Educational Chairperson, the President or designee, and the Vice President of the Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group.

The scholarship winners shall have an interest in full time professional employment in the rubber industry. Eligible applicants shall be: 1) employees of member companies of the Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group; or 2) immediate family (child, grandchild) of Rubber Group members. These scholarships may not be awarded to members of the Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group.

Click [here] for a Scholarship Application.  You must print it out, complete the form, and mail it to the address on the form.