The PMMI Foundation, of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awarded six PACK EXPO scholarships totaling $30,000 to students attending PMMI Education Partners. Scholarship recipients were recognized Oct. 24 at the annual PACK gives BACK networking reception at PACK EXPO International.

“PMMI remains committed to supporting students enrolled at PMMI Education Partners and investing in the future packaging and processing workforce,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “Fundraising events, such as PACK gives BACK, provide critical resources to help our industry advance. We are thankful for the generosity of our sponsors, partners and attendees who help drive our industry forward.”

Each year the PMMI Foundation provides over $200,000 in academic scholarships to students attending PMMI Education Partners. Since its inception in 1998, the PMMI Foundation has given more than $2.6 million to strengthen the workforce within the packaging and processing industry. 

To qualify for the $5,000 individual scholarship, students must attend a PMMI Education Partner, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, major in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics, or a related field, and demonstrate a commitment to the industry.

 2022 PACK EXPO Scholarship recipients are:

 Morgan Bartholomew - Pennsylvania College of Technology

 Katelynn Chavez - Rutgers University

 Brandon Coleman - Michigan State University

 Caroline Joseph - Clemson University

 Sarvesh Kinariwala - Rochester Institute of Technology

 Maribel Morales - California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo