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Congratulations to PSI Members’ Children

Our 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

One membership benefit of Paper Stock Industries and ISRI’s Recycling Research Foundation is to annually award $2,000 scholarships to college students related to employees of PSI member companies.

Funding for the scholarships is raised through “funraising” events and direct contributions. To donate, click here.

(Washington, DC)—The Paper Stock Industries Chapter—a national chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.—has selected eight college-bound students as winners in its annual academic scholarship program. Each student will receive $2,000 to apply toward tuition at any regionally accredited two-year or four-year post-secondary school for the 2018-2019 academic year. This year’s scholarship winners are noted below, with details on their sponsoring ISRI/PSI Chapter member company and their selected post-secondary school, respectively:

Gabrielle Sanchez, Father Jorge Sanchez, Caraustar Recycling (Green Bay, Wis.); University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wis.)


Emma Reed, father D. Scott Reed of WestRock (Solvay, N.Y.); SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo, N.Y.)


Kaitlyn Nugent, father Shawn Nugent of WestRock (Creve Coeur, Mo.); Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.)


Zachary Snider, father Glenn Snider of CellMark (Norwalk, Conn.); Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.)


Megan Jacques and father Mark Jacques of Pioneer Paper Stock (Minneapolis); University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.)


Tracy Westra, and father Dan Westra of Resource Management Companies (Chicago Ridge, Ill.); Hope College (Holland, Mich.)


Ali Johnson (second from left) and father Ben Johnson (far left) of Texas Recycling (Dallas), with company co-owners Craig Litman and Joel Litman (second from right and far right, respectively). University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson,Texas)


Paige Langlois, (center) with father Tim Langlois (right) of Casella Waste Systems (Williston, Vt.) and company Chairman and CEO John Casella (left); University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)


Congratulations to our high school graduate recipients of the PSI Scholarship! Also a very special thank you to all who participated in the donations to make these scholarships possible. We at Paper Stock Industries are very proud of our scholarship recipients.

To apply for a PSI Chapter scholarship, applicants must have a C+ average or better in high school, meet all admission qualifications at the two-year or four-year post-secondary school of their choice, and be a dependent of an individual who has been employed for at least one year by a company that is a current active member of ISRI and the PSI Chapter. The employee must work in the recycling division of the member company, and the applicant cannot be a dependent of a company officer or principal.

In addition to completing a PSI Chapter scholarship application, applicants must submit an official transcript of their high school grades, SAT and/or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a résumé of their personal history, and a one-page essay on one of the following topics: If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fantasy, who would it be and what would you talk about? What book, work of art, scientific discovery, or invention has inspired you? How?

The PSI Chapter supports its academic scholarships through raffles, donations, and an annual fundraising bowling tournament in conjunction with the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference North America, which the chapter co-sponsors. This year, the PSI Chapter bowling tournament is scheduled for Oct. 17, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike-Chicago. For more information or to register, visit paperplasticsna.recyclingtodayevents.com. Disbursements for the PSI Chapter scholarships are made through the Recycling Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization closely associated with ISRI.

For more information on the PSI Chapter scholarship program and this year’s winners, contact Nini Krever, (561) 459-8008 or nktraders@tradersintl.net. For more information on ISRI and the Recycling Research Foundation, contact Mark Carpenter, (202) 662-8525 or mcarpenter@isri.org.

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