ATLANTA (November 2, 2021) – TAPPI, the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries, recently announced 19 scholarship winners for the 2021-2022 academic year totaling $50,000.

“The TAPPI Foundation scholarship program as an investment in future innovations in the pulp, paper, packaging and related industries,” said TAPPI President and CEO Larry N. Montague. “We are proud to support this next generation of leaders as they pursue their higher education goals.”

Camille Brule, a senior majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is the recipient of the William L. Cullison Scholarship. Brule is active in NCSU's TAPPI student chapter volunteering at local elementary schools, giving tours to prospective paper science students, and helping with the university’s paper science industry career fair.

The $4,000 William L. Cullison Scholarship is named in honor of TAPPI’s fifth Executive Director and is awarded each year to a third or fourth year student working toward a career in pulp and paper, corrugated container, or flexible packaging.

Technical Division scholarship winners include:

  • Alex Boyd, chemical engineering and paper engineering, Western Michigan University, Process Control Division Scholarship
  • William Cotter, chemical engineering, Miami University, Corrugated Packaging Division Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Scholarship
  • Lauren Cuddeback, paper engineering, Western Michigan University, Coating and Graphic Arts Division Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship
  • Bailey Feeney, chemical engineering, Miami University, Process Control Division Scholarship
  • Madelyn Holthouse, chemical engineering, Miami University, Process and Product Quality Division’s John Walkinshaw Scholarship
  • Rachel Johnson, bioresource science and engineering, University of Washington, Process and Product Quality Division’s John Walkinshaw Scholarship
  • Cheyanne King, mechanical engineering, University of Tennessee, Process and Product Quality Division’s John Walkinshaw Scholarship
  • Natalie Laux, paper science engineering, NCSU, Corrugated Suppliers Scholarship
  • Wallace Layman, Paper science and engineering and chemical engineering, NCSU, Coating and Graphic Arts Division Robert W. Hagemeyer Scholarship
  • Phillip Loges, chemical engineering, Miami University, Corrugated Packaging Division Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship
  • Isabelle Ownby, paper and chemical engineering, Western Michigan University, John O. Telesca Engineering Scholarship
  • Jerod Pierce, paper science and engineering and chemical engineering, NCSU, Corrugated Division Scholarship
  • Brandon Sanchez, paper science engineering and chemical engineering, NCSU, Process Control Division Scholarship
  • Autum Satterfield, chemical engineering and paper science and engineering, NCSU, Process Control Division Scholarship
  • Ronald “Iggy” Senchak, NCSU, chemical engineering and paper science and engineering, Paper and Board Division Scholarship
  • Daniel Sommers, chemical engineering and paper science and engineering, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Corrugated Packaging Division Bobst Scholarship
  • D’Kayla Thomas, paper science and chemical engineering, NCSU, Environmental Division Douglas Barton Memorial Scholarship
  • Jessica Tocco, chemical and paper engineering, Western Michigan University, the Corrugated Packaging Division Joe Dieffenbacher Engineering Memorial Scholarship and the Paper and Board Division Scholarship

TAPPI is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications are due February 15, 2022. For application details and to view the gallery of 2021-2022 scholarship winners visit tappi.org/scholarships.

For more information about the TAPPI Foundation and the scholarship program, contact Mary Beth Cornell, Membership and Global Development Director, at [email protected],

About TAPPI Foundation:

The TAPPI Foundation supports TAPPI’s mission by encouraging students to choose careers in the pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries. The Foundation’s focus on students includes funding scholarships, supporting the annual Student Summit, and providing assistance to Student Chapters. For more information, visit TAPPI’s website.

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