PSI Scholarships Assist Students with College Expenses


One membership benefit of the Paper Stock Industries Chapter and ISRI’s Recycling Research and Education Foundation is to annually award academic scholarships that help select college-bound students pay for their higher education.

2022 Scholarship Winners

The PSI Chapter  is awarding $32,500 to 12 students in its 2022 scholarship program, setting records for the total funds awarded and the number of student recipients. This year’s scholarship total includes one $5,000 grand-prize scholarship and 11 $2,500 merit scholarships. Winning students can use the PSI scholarship funds to pay for certificate or degree programs at technical, trade, and vocational schools as well as two-year or four-year post-secondary institutions.


This year’s winners, along with their sponsoring ISRI/PSI Chapter member company/location and the school they will attend, are as follows: 

$5,000 Grand-Prize Scholarship Winner

Abigail Williams, Greif (Godfrey, Illinois); Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Merit Scholarship Winners

Emalee Brewer, Far West Recycling (Hillsboro, Oregon); University of Oregon

Savannah Duursema, Van Dyk Recycling Solutions (Norwalk, Connecticut); Eastern Connecticut State University

Sydney Eaton, Graphic Packaging International (West Monroe, Louisiana); Louisiana State University

Martha-Kate Gillis, Graphic Packaging International (Macon, Georgia); University of Georgia

Gabriel Harrison, International Paper (Memphis, Tennessee); University of Alabama

Emily Hilyard, PADNOS (Ludington, Michigan); Cornerstone University

Zachary House, WestRock (Philadelphia); University of Alabama

Alessandro Mordasiewicz, Waste Management (Chicago); Purdue University

Mallori Russell, International Paper (Houston, Mississippi); Itawamba Community College

Jacquelyn State, Pratt Industries (Conyers, Georgia); University of West Georgia

Owen Williams, Greif (Godfrey, Illinois); Lewis and Clark Community College

Scholarship Application

PSI awards scholarships to select students who are graduating seniors and who are dependents of employees in the recycling division of PSI member companies. PSI awards a varying number of scholarships each year based on the funds available.

Click HERE for a copy of the 2023 PSI scholarship guidelines and application. To be considered, applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2023.

Scholarship Sponsors

Allan Co.

American Baler Co.

Balcones Resources

Cascades Recovery+

Casella Recycling


Closed Loop Partners

Combined Resources Inc.

E.L. Harvey & Sons

Fibre Trade Inc.

Fire Rover

FMS Logistics

G&T Trading International Corp.

GDB International

Genesis Resource Enterprise Inc.

Greif Recycling

Miami Waste Paper Co.

Midland Davis Corp.

Moore & Associates

Numera Analytics


Pioneer Industries International

Pratt Recycling

Quincy Recycling

Recycling Today Media Group

Resource Management Companies

RMR/Recycling Management Resources

Sonoco Recycling

Storelli Recycling

Texas Recycling

Waste Management


WinFibre (U.S.) Inc.

Have Questions?

Lacey Capps
Director, Chapter Relations