IoPP 2010-2011 Packaging Education Scholarship Fund recipients

IoPP is pleased to announce the winners of the Institute's academic scholarships for 2010-2011. Four $2,500 academic scholarships were awarded, recognizing exceptional college students headed for a career in packaging.

The 2010-2011 winners – all student members of IoPP – are:

Christin Allessio
Rochester Institute of Technology
Major in Packaging Science
Graduates in May, 2012

Emily Cumpata
Michigan State University
Major in Packaging, specialization in Design
Graduates in May, 2011

Chad Kreye
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Major in Packaging
Graduates in May 2011

Allison Littman
Clemson University
Major in Packaging Science, Minor in Environmental Engineering
Graduates in December, 2012

“IoPP is proud to recognize the packaging industry’s future young professionals,” says Jane Chase, IoPP Chair. “The IoPP scholarship program paves the way for the next step, a mentoring program that fosters the career development process and connects tomorrow’s leaders with those of today.”

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 Minnesota, Tejas and Chicago IoPP chapters and IoPP benefactor companies.

As an added bonus, the top talent identified through this program will be shared with IoPP Benefactor companies as a recruiting tool for their organizations. This could be that post-graduation foot in the door that jump-starts your career.

Candidates must be students in their Junior or Senior year, 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.

For more information about the IoPP Scholarship fund, please contact Sarah Washburn at (571) 485-8900; e-mail:; or visit