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

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2022 Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study includes grades off 68 paper machines, with a targeted report release in September.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
Presentations from the May Production-Technical Seminar, are available at this member-only page.

Summer 2022 Webinar
On July 13th we held a webinar on Making Product Suitable for Food Contact. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
Based on member requests,  the topic is Paper Machine Clothing Design.The in-person event will be held October 19 and 20 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Learn how clothing design can help achieve production, quality and cost objectives. Presentations and discussion will be supplemented with a tour of Voith’s press fabric manufacturing plant.

Use this link to register for this member only event.

The Roundtable will start at 1pm on October 19th with the plant tour the following morning. Additional logistic and travel details will be communicated broadly and well in advance of the Roundtable.

2023 P-T Seminar
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25 and, as usual, will be co-located with TAPPICon 2023.

P-T Session Topics will be:
1. Wet end improvements
2. DAF and fiber recovery optimization
3. Process data collection, storage and use
4. Safety: dryers through calendar stacks

Registration and hotel arrangements are managed by TAPPI and details will be communicated as they become available.