Scholarships

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The CPA is proud to offer two scholarship programs

  1. The Thomas Bacon Memorial Scholarship
  2. The CPA Technical Scholarship.

 

Thomas Bacon Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

The Thomas Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to family members of employees of a Contract Packaging Association member company in good standing. The Employee of a member company may apply for both scholarships, but only one scholarship will be awarded per applicant.

Applicants for this scholarship must be:

  • A family member of an employee of a CPA member company – said company being in good standing with the CPA. You can find current members on the CPA website.
  • Enrolled in an accredited 2- year or 4-year college, university or vocational/technical school studying a curriculum in business or a business-related field as of the Fall 2019. Preference will be given to a packaging related curriculum.
  • Have a GPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher.
  • Must be a United States citizen.

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The Contract Packaging Association Technical Scholarship

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

This scholarship is open to all. It is an academic scholarship for students whose curriculum is focused on packaging.

Applicants for this scholarship must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational/technical school studying a curriculum focused on packaging, including packaging machinery and/or systems.
  • Be enrolled as a Junior or Senior year for the Fall 2019.

Winner(s) of the CPA’s Thomas Bacon Memorial scholarship cannot also win this scholarship.

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2018 Scholarship Winners

2018 Tom Bacon Memorial Scholarship Winners

Created to support packaging education and to raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. This scholarship pays tribute to founding father of CPA, Thomas Bacon.

The 2018 Tom Bacon Scholarship recipients are Joseph Hintz, who will attend Purdue University in fall 2018 and Kelsey Bekermeier, a rising senior at the University of Missouri. These students have a direct connection to members of CPA. Joseph is associated with Manufacturing Solutions International (MSI) in Portage, Ind. Kelsey, a repeat scholarship winner, has connections with Pac Moore in Hammond, Ind. Both MSI and Pac Moore are long-time CPA members.

Joseph Hintz Kelsey Bekermeier

 

2018 Packaging Education Scholarship Fund Winner

RobAn academic scholarship student headed for careers in the packaging field, through the partnership CPA has with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

The recipient of CPA’s Technical Scholarship is Robert Gladwell, a native of Novi, Mich. and a Michigan State’s School of Packaging student. CPA’s Technical Scholarship is for students in their junior or senior year, as of fall 2018, and are pursuing a degree from an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the packaging field.