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PSI Scholarships Assist Students with College Expenses


One membership benefit of the Paper Stock Industries Chapter and ISRI’s Recycling Research and Education Foundation is to annually award academic scholarships that help select college-bound students pay for their higher education.

2020 Scholarship Winners

PSI has selected a record nine 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 2020-2021 academic year.Scholarship_iSt35363090

This year’s scholarship winners, along with their sponsoring ISRI/PSI Chapter member company/location and the school they will attend, are as follows:

  • Michael Altobelli, Pratt Industries (Staten Island, N.Y.); University of Connecticut (Storrs, Conn.).
  • Nathan Beers, PADNOS (Wyoming, Mich.); Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Mich.).
  • Madeline Buchheit, Graphic Packaging International (Middletown, Ohio); Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).
  • John Hargrave, Graphic Packaging International (West Monroe, La.); Auburn University (Auburn, Ala.).
  • Stephen Klein, WestRock (Marietta, Ga.); University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga.).
  • John Lamb, Graphic Packaging International (Macon, Ga.); Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) or Georgia State University (Atlanta).
  • Emily Reed, WestRock (Norcross, Ga.); University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.).
  • Patryk Szczepaniak, Pioneer Industries International (Itasca, Ill.); University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago).
  • Skyler White, Graphic Packaging International (West Monroe, La.); University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, La.).

Scholarship Application

PSI awards scholarships to select students who are graduating seniors and who are dependents of employees in the recycling division of PSI member companies. PSI awards a varying number of scholarships each year based on the funds available. In 2021, PSI will award one $5,000 grand scholarship and eight $2,500 scholarships, with winning students selected based on merit. 

The deadline for this year’s application: March 15, 2021.

Download Application

2020 Scholarship Sponsors (as of 11/15/2020)

Allan Co.

American Baler Co.

Balcones Resources

Cascades Recovery+

Casella Recycling


Closed Loop Partners

Combined Resources Inc.

E.L. Harvey & Sons

Fibre Trade Inc.

Fire Rover

FMS Logistics

G&T Trading International Corp.

GDB International

Genesis Resource Enterprise Inc.

Greif Recycling

Miami Waste Paper Co.

Midland Davis Corp.

Moore & Associates

Numera Analytics


Pioneer Industries International

Pratt Recycling

Quincy Recycling

Recycling Today Media Group

Resource Management Companies

RMR/Recycling Management Resources

Sonoco Recycling

Storelli Recycling

Texas Recycling

Waste Management


WinFibre (U.S.) Inc.

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Lacey Capps
Director, Chapter Relations