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 2021 Scholarship Application form.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 5, 2021.

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

 

2021 RPTA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The 2021 recipients of the RPTA Scholarship were:

  • Jessica Christine Tocco, Western Michigan University — Chemical Paper Engineering

  • Jasmin Lopez, Georgia Institute of Technology — Chemical and Biomedical 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, Jessica and Jasmin, are excellent students and very accomplished individuals. We look forward to when they will become full-time members of our industry. Applications for the 2022 scholarship program will be available early next year.

 


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Click here for details.

2021 Summer Webinar
On July 21, 2021, the RPTA Operating Board hosted a webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices.

Presented by Steven Johnson, Applications Engineer, Kadant Black Clawson, and moderated by Dave Pearson, General Manager, Westrock.

The Webinar recording and a pdf file of the slides are available at this member-only site.

Industry Profile Study
Sampling is complete. Samples were coded for anonymity and sent to contract labs for testing. Included are 204 samples, off 62 machines at 47 mills. The 2021 Profile Study report will be published in September.

Members can access the Profile Study reports from prior years by clicking here.

RPTA Certification of Member Mills
RPTA continues the certification program first implemented in 2018 for RPTA member mills. RPTA uses a rigorous auditing process conducted by NSF to assure members and brand owners that products produced by certified mills are suited for direct food contact packaging applications. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of certified mills, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 Fall Roundtable

Water Reuse in Recycle Mills - Challenges & Solutions

If the COVID-19 situation allows, our annual Roundtable is planned for October 6 & 7. The free Seminar will be held on October 6th at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

We will tour Greif’s Sweetwater mill in Austell, Georgia, on the 7th.  

The Roundtable registration is exclusive and free for RPTA member companies.

For all the details, including seminar and hotel reservation links, click here.

Early registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

The RPTA Operating Board may have to convert the in-person event to a hybrid live/virtual event or a full virtual event.  We will communicate any change to registrants soon after a decision to change is made.

2022 Winter Webinar
The Operating Board is tentatively planning a webinar on Building a Training Program from Within for sometime in January. Details TBD.

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Charlotte, NC on May 2nd and 3rd, co-located with TAPPICon 2022.