The PMMI Foundation provides over $200,000 annually in scholarships to students pursing a career in packaging and processing. Since the scholarship program's establishment, the PMMI Foundation has given over $2 million in scholarships.
Fundraising events include the PMMI Foundation Golf Tournament, Silent Auction, Spirit to Serve and the Amazing Packaging Race. These scholarships underscore PMMI’s commitment to the future of the packaging and processing industry.
Fall 2022 applications were opened in July with a deadline of December 1, 2022. Spring 2023 applications will be available beginning January 2023 with a deadline in March 31, 2023.
The Chuck Yuska Scholarship was established for PMMI’s former President & CEO of 28 years. Mr. Yuska was an influential force in growing PMMI and the association’s trade show, PACK EXPO, representing innovation in the packaging industry.
The scholarship was established in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine, David Harvey, to honor him and his contributions to field he served for over three decades.
The David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship was established to encourage and support the growth of careers in industrial automation. The scholarship benefits educational institutions that prepare students for employment in manufacturing and automation.
The recipient of the David Harvey Scholarship will be selected by the PMMI Foundation. There is no application for this scholarship.
This scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to one student attending a 4-year PMMI Partner School with a focus on electrical engineering
Established in honor of Packaging Hall of Famer and longtime Enercon Industries Corporation Employee Bill Zito. Enercon is a PMMI Member Company that supplies induction cap sealers, corona treaters, and plasma surface treaters. Bill Zito was an active PMMI member and strongly believed in the importance of education in the packaging field.
The Enercon Bill Zito scholarship ($1,500) will be awarded to the candidate who best meets the following criteria:
Please Note: This scholarship is only available during PACK EXPO International years. The application deadline is December 1, 2022.
Packaging World’s Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship was established in 2011 in conjunction with Leaders in Packaging – a print and online marketing program that enables suppliers to promote their innovation and expertise to the packaging community.
This scholarship of $5,000 is award each year to a student attending a 4-year PMMI Partner School that prepares students for careers in packaging.
The recipient of the Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship will be selected by the PMMI Foundation. There is no application for this scholarship.
The scholarship was established in memory of one of OMAC’s founding members, John A. Kowal, to honor him and his contributions to field he served for 20+ years – to encourage and support the growth of careers in automation. This $5,000 scholarship is sponsored by OMAC.
Established in memory of former president and CEO of the Garvey Corporation, a PMMI Member Company. Mark Garvey was a past chairman of PMMI and a long-time supporter of packaging education. He gave significant time and effort to technical schools in the United States and Canada.
Each fall, the Garvey Family awards the scholarship to one PMMI Partner School that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the packaging industry. The school selects a student to receive the award, following this criteria:
There is no application or deadline for this scholarship.
This scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to one student attending a 4-year PMMI Partner School with a focus on mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology.
The PACK EXPO Scholarship is the beneficiary of PMMI’s PACK Gives Back events at PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas. The scholarship provides six $5,000 scholarships for students attending partner schools.
The winners will be announced at the PACK Gives Back event at PACK EXPO.
The PPWLN scholarship was established to support women’s careers in the packaging and processing industry. This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a female student looking to pursue a career in packaging or processing.
The PMMI Member Family Scholarship supports immediate family members of PMMI member company employees who are interested in packaging and processing as a career choice. These $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to the top fifteen applicants.
Candidates for the PMMI Member Family Scholarship must:
Established in memory of Claude Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer. All of whom were industry leaders and committed to education and workforce development.
Scholarships in the amount of $4,000 are awarded to students attending a 2-year PMMI Partner School.
This scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to one student attending a 4-year PMMI Processing Partner School.
PACK EXPO Travel Assistance
Each year PMMI provides over $60,000 in travel assistance to PMMI Partner Schools wishing to attend PACK EXPO. PMMI provides money to help cover students’ accommodation and transportation costs.
PMMI Partner Schools are invited to apply for travel assistance. Amount awarded will depend on total requests received with preference given to those participating in the Amazing Packaging Race and CareerLink LIVE. Total per student will not exceed $250 and funds must be used for student travel to PACK EXPO.
Fall 2022 Scholarships Applications are now closed.
2023 Scholarships will open January 1st, 2023
For more information on the PMMI Scholarship program, contact:
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