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.

PSI is currently raising funds for its 2022 scholarship program. To donate, simply access the donation form here and select your preferred payment method. PSI thanks you in advance for your support!

2021 Scholarship Winners

The PSI Chapter has selected nine college-bound students as winners in its annual academic scholarship program. The chapter awarded a record $25,000 in scholarships this year, including one $5,000 grand-prize scholarship—its largest single scholarship ever—and eight $2,500 merit scholarships. Winning students are allowed to apply the scholarships toward tuition at any regionally accredited two-year or four-year post-secondary school for the 2021-2022 academic year.


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

Nathan Dummitt, Graphic Packaging International (Macon, Ga.); Georgia Institute of Technology.

$2,500 Merit Scholarship Winners

Jaden Johns, International Paper (Houston, Miss.); Mississippi State University.

Abigail Kodidek, Graphic Packaging International (Atlanta); University of Chicago.

Rory Perkins, Sims Metal Management (New York); Washington University in St. Louis.

Tripp Ragans, Wilmington Paper Corp. (Pine Brook, N.J.); Florida State University.

Ileana Rodriguez, Pioneer Industries International (Dallas); Haverford College.

Elizabeth Stricklin, Schnitzer Southeast (Attalla, Ala.); Auburn University.

Julia Williams, WestRock Recycling (Tucker, Ga.); University of Miami.

Rhiannon Wimer, Graphic Packaging International (Macon, Ga.); Bucknell University.

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.

In 2022, PSI will award one $5,000 grand-prize scholarship and additional scholarships (number to be determined) in the amount of $2,500 each, with winning students selected based on merit. Click HERE to access a copy of the 2022 PSI Chapter Scholarship Application.

2021 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