RPTA SCHOLARSHIP

The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association has established (2) $5,000 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 2023 Scholarship Application form.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 15, 2023.

For further information please contact: Jackie Howe at (202) 347-9069 or jhowe@rpta.org.

 

2023 RPTA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The 2023 recipients of the RPTA Scholarship were:

  • Alex Edward Boyd, Western Michigan University — Paper Engineering and Chemical Engineering

  • Isabelle Ownby, Western Michigan University — Paper Engineering and Chemical 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, Boyd and Ownby, are excellent students and very accomplished individuals. We look forward to when they will become full-time members of our industry. Applications for the 2024 scholarship program will be available early next year.

This year's recipients, Boyd and Ownby, are excellent students and very accomplished individuals. We look forward to when they will become full-time members of our industry. Applications for the 2024 scholarship program will be available early next year

Isabelle Ownby was awarded the first annual “Joanne Arnold Scholarship”. Joanne Arnold worked at RPTA for over 25 years and played a significant role in the development of RPTA’s technical programs. This scholarship honors her commitment to her work and all that she did throughout her career to advance opportunities for women in engineering roles.

Alex Edward Boyd and Isabelle Ownby, both from Western Michigan University, receiving 2023 RPTA Scholarships from RPTA Chairman of the Board, Joe Michaud of Greif, Inc.

 


LATEST NEWS

Industry Benchmarking Survey
Based on membership feedback, we have decided not to conduct the Survey in 2024. We will use the temporary pause to consider ways to improve the Survey and to establish the new Survey frequency. All decisions will be communicated widely to our membership. All past Survey reports can be accessed at this member-only page.

Narrow Roll Safety Guideline
Available at this web page.

2023 RPTA Fall Roundtable
The annual member-only Fall Roundtable last year covered New Paper Mill Technology. It included presentations by Voith and Valmet and a tour of the new paper mill operations at Graphic Packaging International’s Kalamazoo Mill. Seminar slides are available at this member-only page.

2024 Winter Webinar
On January 25th, we held a webinar on Waste Reduction through Separation and Upcycling, presented by Drew Kinsel, Upcycling Product Manager at Kadant Black Clawson. Webinar slides and recording are available to RPTA members only at this web page, along with materials from other past webinars.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Production-Technical Seminar
Our next P-T Seminar will be on April 29 and 30, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, co-located with TAPPICon 2024. Session topics are:

  1. Safer Operations
  2. Process Monitoring
  3. Multiply Machine Operations
  4. New Packaging Developments

As in past years, registration is through www.TAPPICon.org

Summer Webinar
The webinar will be on in-line freeness control. Details to follow.