PMMI Awards Inaugural Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Scholarship


PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Elaine Marshall, a Packaging Engineering Technology student at Indiana State University as the recipient of the inaugural Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) Scholarship. The PPWLN scholarship supports women’s careers in the packaging and processing industry.

To qualify for the $5,000 scholarship, female students must be studying engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics or related fields, demonstrating leadership qualities and having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“PMMI is proud to invest in the future of women’s careers in the packaging and processing industry,” says Tracy Stout, vice president, marketing & communications, PMMI. “PPWLN aims to empower women to grow and succeed as leaders in manufacturing, and the PPWLN scholarship will play a key role in helping us achieve this goal.”

The PPWLN Scholarship is one of several scholarships awarded or administered by the PMMI Foundation each year, providing over $200,000 in funds for students. These scholarships underscore PMMI’s commitment to the future of the packaging and processing industry.

There are many opportunities to contribute to the PMMI Foundation at the upcoming PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27–29, 2021; Las Vegas Convention Center). Proceeds from the Foundation Golf Tournament and The Amazing Packaging Race contribute directly to PMMI’s scholarship offerings. The PMMI Foundation also accepts donations to support its initiatives. To donate, mail checks to PMMI Education & Training Foundation, P.O. Box 791042, Baltimore, MD 21279-1042.

For more information about the PMMI Foundation, go to For details about student activities at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, and to register, visit and

Shana Marais
Senior Manager, PR, PMMI