IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund

IoPP created the Packaging Education Scholarship Fund to support packaging education and raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. In addition to helping students pay for their educations, IoPP shares the talent identified through this program with its Benefactor companies as a recruiting tool for their organizations. Applications are accepted once a year. The application deadline for 2019 is April 8.

PepsiCo R&D Scholarship
$5,000 - 1 available

IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship
$2,500 - 2 available
$500 - 1 available; NEW this year thanks to the generosity of the IoPP New England Chapter!

Contract Packaging Association Packaging Machinery Scholarship
$2,500 - 1 available

Candidates for the IoPP and PepsiCo Scholarships must be students in their Junior or Senior as of Fall 2019, pursuing a degree at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in a course of study relevant to a career in the packaging industry within the United States of America.

In order for your application to be considered, you must complete the online form and provide originals of the following:

  • Official Copy of current transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisor/manager that are not related to you or members of Packaging Education Scholarship Fund Selection Committee or the PESF Board of Directors who have knowledge of your academic achievements and can comment on your academic motivation and character

Send to:
Packaging Education Scholarship Fund
c/o Institute of Packaging Professionals
One Parkview Plaza #800, 17W110 22nd Street
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

All materials must be completed and post marked no later than April 8, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered and candidate MUST meet all eligibility requirements. 

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Contact Barbara Dykes (847) 686-2329; e-mail: bdykes@iopp.org

Scholarship Fund Supported by:
The scholarships have been created to support packaging education and to raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. The scholarships are funded by founding supporters, including the Contract Packaging AssociationBitner Associates, Inc., the IoPP Chemical Packaging Committee as well as the Cascade, Central Ohio, Cincinnati, Chicago, Minnesota, Missouri-Gateway, New England and Tejas IoPP chapters, PepsiCo R&D and IoPP benefactor companies. Click here for all donors.

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Enter by March 31

Training Opportunities in 2019:

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Course
Next classes: March 25–29, 2019

Packaging Machinery: Basics Seminar
Next seminar: April 13, 2019

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