Student Membership 

TAPPI Student Membership is available to full-time degree candidates enrolled in an accredited science or engineering school as well current student members who are recent graduates during their first year on the job. Sponsored Student Memberships are available at no cost to the student or university. Please email students@tappi.org to join or renew. Limited to 7 years without special permission.

Student Membership package includes:

  • TAPPI and its Divisions provide up to $140,000 each year in scholarships, some of which are only available to current student members or student chapter participants. 
  • Free access to TAPPI’s eLibrary of more than 20,000 papers and articles, and free access to TAPPI Standards and TIPs.
  • Access to the Member Directory of more than 8,000 professionals in the industry, as well as fellow students. Network with peers and professionals on TAPPI Connect’s online communities.

For a complete guide to the benefits of TAPPI Student Membership, check out the Student Resources Guide.

For students, TAPPI membership  provides access to the people, resources, and information needed to get the most from their college experience and launch a successful pulp, paper, packaging, tissue or converting industry career. 


Student Summit

The TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit gives students a chance to meet peers from other universities and attend sessions focused on leadership, career development, and other vital topics. A Career Fair held at each year’s Summit provides opportunities for students to interview with companies from the pulp, paper and packaging industries.


Student Chapters

TAPPI and its Local Sections sponsor 33 student chapters located on college campuses around the world. For students in any course of study relevant to forestry, paper, packaging and related industries, student chapters are a great way to meet fellow students, interact with future employers and industry veterans, tour production facilities, and contribute to technical programs. 


“TAPPI membership is a powerful tool that can truly enhance your career and personal life. I have made many friends with TAPPI and consider the paper industry to be like family; I have met people who I see as mentors and can learn from their success. TAPPI was an important part of my college education and continues to highly influence my career.” 
Sarah Dawkins, Former Student Chapter President