Apply for TAPPI Scholarships

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging and related industries. There are several Technical Division scholarships totaling nearly $60,000 available for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications are due February 15, 2024.

Students pursuing careers in the packaging industry are encouraged to apply for the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship, a $4,000 scholarship presented in even-numbered years to a TAPPI Student Chapter member enrolled in a packaging or related major. The scholarship is funded by an endowment from Mica Corporation and the Siegel family.

There’s also the $2,000 TAPPI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship that was established in support of underrepresented populations which include, but are not limited to African American, Native American, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, and People with Disabilities. There are three $2,000 scholarships available this year.

In addition, the TAPPI Foundation offers the William L. Cullison Scholarship, in amounts of up to $4,000 a year, for undergraduate students entering their third or fourth year, and pursuing a career in pulp, paper, packaging and related industries.

TAPPI encourages students to apply for all the scholarships for which they may qualify. The deadline to submit applications for the 2024-2025 academic year is February 15, 2024.

Scholarship application requirements vary by division and many require letters of recommendation.

To access scholarship applications and division specific guidelines visit TAPPI’s Scholarship portal or contact the Awards Department.