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ISRI’s Paper Stock Industries Chapter Names 2018 Scholarship Recipients

(Washington, DC)—The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter, a national chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., selected eight college-bound students as winners in its annual academic scholarship program. Each student will receive $2,000 to apply toward tuition at any regionally accredited two-year or four-year post-secondary school for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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

• Megan Jacques, Pioneer Paper Stock (Minneapolis); University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.)

• Allison Johnson, Texas Recycling (Dallas); University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson,Texas)

• Paige Langlois, Casella Waste Systems (Williston, Vt.); University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)

• Kaitlyn Nugent, WestRock (Creve Coeur, Mo.); Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.)

• Emma Reed, WestRock (Solvay N.Y.); SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo, N.Y.)

• Gabrielle Sanchez, Caraustar (Green Bay, Wis.); University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wis.)

• Zachary Snider, CellMark (Norwalk, Conn.); Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.)

• Tracy Westra, Resource Management Companies (Chicago Ridge, Ill.); Hope College (Holland, Mich.)

To apply for a PSI Chapter scholarship, applicants must have a C+ average or better in high school, meet all admission qualifications at the two-year or four-year post-secondary school of their choice, and be a dependent of an individual who has been employed for at least one year by a company that is a current active member of ISRI and the PSI Chapter. The employee must work in the recycling division of the member company, and the applicant cannot be a dependent of a company officer or principal.

In addition to completing a PSI Chapter scholarship application, applicants must submit an official transcript of their high school grades, SAT and/or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a résumé of their personal history, and a one-page essay.

The PSI Chapter supports its academic scholarships through raffles, donations, and an annual fundraising bowling tournament in conjunction with the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference North America, which the chapter co-sponsors. This year, the PSI Chapter bowling tournament is scheduled for Oct. 17, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike-Chicago.

Disbursements for the PSI Chapter scholarships are made through the Recycling Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization closely associated with ISRI.

For more information on the PSI Chapter scholarship program and this year’s winners, contact Nini Krever at (561) 459-8008. Photos of scholarship winners available upon request from Kent Kiser. Please specify the photo(s) of interest in your request.

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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs. For more information on the PSI Chapter, visit paperstockindusries.org.

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