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.

2023 Scholarship Winners

The PSI Chapter awarded $40,000 to 15 students in its 2023 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 14 $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. The PSI scholarship program is open to students who are dependents of employees in the recycling divisions of PSI Chapter member companies.


The 2023 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

Madeline Dummitt, Graphic Packaging International (Macon, Ga.); Clemson University

$2,500 Merit Scholarship Winners

Harrison Buchheit, Graphic Packaging International (Middletown, Ohio); University of Kentucky

Charles Butryn, Greif (Smyrna, Ga.); Georgia Institute of Technology

Emily Grace Cater, International Paper (Memphis, Tenn.); Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Luke Desenberg, CellMark (Novato, Calif.); University of California, Santa Cruz

Jack Giovetsis, Recycling Management Resources (Barrington, N.J.); Lehigh University

Madison Howard, Allan Company (San Diego); University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Timothy Irons, WestRock (Battle Creek, Mich.); University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Addison Kamminga, PADNOS (Grandville, Mich.); Michigan State University

Andrew Marcinko, Waste Management (Houston); The University of Alabama

Rachel Nordt, Waste Management (Houston); Hardin-Simmons University

Evan Schuster, WestRock (Olathe, Kan.); Butler Community College

Kelsey Shaffer, International Paper (Prattville, Ala.); University of Washington

Masen Starks, International Paper (Mansfield, La.); Louisiana Scholars’ College of Northwestern State University Brooke Tratner, Wilmington Paper—The Program™ (Pine Brook, N.J.); Fairleigh Dickinson University–Florham

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 2024 PSI scholarship guidelines and application. To be considered, applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2024.

Scholarship Sponsors

Allan Company

American Baler Co.

American Fiber Services

Canusa Paper & Packaging

Carton Council

Cascades Recovery+

CellMark Recycling

Closed Loop Partners

Dixie Pulp & Paper

Ely Enterprises Inc.

Fibre Trade Inc.

FMS Logistics

Food Packaging Institute

Friedman Recycling Cos.

Full Circle Recycling

G&T Trading International Corp.

Genesis Resource Enterprise Inc.

Georgia-Pacific Recycling

Greif Recycling

International Paper

Miami Waste Paper

Midland Davis Corp.

Moore & Associates

Numera Analytics


Pioneer Industries International

Pratt Recycling Inc.

Quincy Recycle

Recycling Management Resources

Recycling Today Media Group

Resource Management Cos.

Resource Recycling Systems Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

Storelli Recycling Co. Inc.

Texas Recycling Inc.

Van Dyk Recycling Solutions

Waste Management


Wilmington Paper Corp.

Have Questions?

Lacey Capps
Director, Chapter Relations