RPTA SCHOLARSHIP

The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association has established a $5000 scholarship to recognize outstanding students who are interested in the recycled paperboard industry.

 

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Earn a 3.25 GPA
  • Declare a Paper Engineering or Science major
  • Served (or intend to serve) as a cooperative student or intern at a recycled paperboard mill
  • Comply with applicable requirements for maintaining paper foundation scholarships of your school
  • Comply with applicable scholarship policies of your school

Click here to access the 2022 Scholarship Application form.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 15, 2022.

For further information please contact: Jackie Howe at 202.347.9069 or jhowe@rpta.org.

 

2022 RPTA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The 2022 recipients of the RPTA Scholarship were:

  • Sheridan Wood, Western Michigan University — Paper Engineering

  • Wallace Layman, North Carolina State University — Chemical Engineering and Paper Science and Engineering

The RPTA is excited about the opportunity to support college students pursuing degrees in paper science majors. Each year it's challenging to select just two recipients out of a group of very deserving applicants. All of the applicants are high academic achievers and have a great many hours working as interns in the pulp and paper industry.

These scholarships, by supporting their college studies, help prepare the students for careers in the pulp and paper industry. In the future, when they join our industry as leaders, they will certainly be focused on the industry's efforts to continuously improve the products our members make while conserving the natural resources used in our mills.

This year's recipients, Sheridan and Wallace, are excellent students and very accomplished individuals. We look forward to when they will become full-time members of our industry. Applications for the 2023 scholarship program will be available early next year.

 


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

Click here for details.

Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study is underway. This year samples of 21 different grades off 68 paper machines are included.
The target report date for the 2022 Study is September 1.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar was held May 2nd and 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center, co-located with TAPPICon 2022

There were four very informative sessions covering Contaminant Removal, Refining, Paper Machine Drying and Threading Safety & Guarding. Copies of all presentations made are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Operating Board has selected paper machine clothing as the 2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable topic. It will include a tour of a supplier’s manufacturing facilities. The dates and location will be published as soon as arrangements are made.

The 2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar will be held April 24th and 25th, 2023 at the Cobb Convention Center in Atlanta. The Operating Board will recruit speakers on wet end improvements; DAF and fiber recovery optimization; process data collection and use; and safety improvements from dryers through calendar stacks.