The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter, a national chapter of ISRI, awarded $40,000 to 15 students in its annual academic scholarship program, setting records for the total funds awarded and the number of student recipients. The scholarship 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.
This year’s $5,000 Grand-Prize Scholarship was awarded to Maddie Dummitt. Her mother, Heather Dummitt, works for ISRI member company Graphic Packaging International in Macon, Georgia.
The PSI scholarship program is open to students who are dependents of employees in the recycling divisions of PSI Chapter member companies. The PSI Chapter has been awarding academic scholarships on an annual basis for more than 26 years.
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
The submission requirements and application for the 2024 scholarships will be posted later this year at paperstockindustries.org. For more information on the PSI Chapter scholarship program and this year’s winners, contact Nini Krever at (561) 762-7574 or email@example.com.