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.
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
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.
American Baler Co.
American Fiber Services
Canusa Paper & Packaging
Closed Loop Partners
Dixie Pulp & Paper
Ely Enterprises Inc.
Fibre Trade Inc.
Food Packaging Institute
Friedman Recycling Cos.
Full Circle Recycling
G&T Trading International Corp.
Genesis Resource Enterprise Inc.
Miami Waste Paper
Midland Davis Corp.
Moore & Associates
Pioneer Industries International
Pratt Recycling Inc.
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
Wilmington Paper Corp.