School of Packaging announces 2020-2021 student scholarship recipients

The MSU School of Packaging awarded 82 student scholarships at its Virtual Packaging Banquet in April.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 School of Packaging student scholarship winners. These students have worked hard through the year and have shown dedication to the packaging program.

“We are very excited to provide scholarships to these students have worked hard and have gone above and beyond to earn these awards,” said Matt Daum, School of Packaging director. “These students are dedicated to the packaging program and represent the future of the packaging industry.”

Allied Trades of the Baking Industry (ATBI) Scholarship

For current junior standing or higher at time of application and Intending to work in the Food Packaging Industry.                

  • Anna Finazzo

Boeing Scholarship        

This is for a student majoring in Packaging. Must have high scholarship merit, strong leadership and communication skills with interest in the aerospace/defense or cyber security industry. Boeing scholars are encouraged to apply for Boeing internships.         

  • Cody Bridges

Robert S. Bower, Jr. Memorial Packaging Scholarship

A student who has interest in beverage packaging, with preference given to those in financial need.

  • Alex Flegal

Chemical & Allied Industries of Northwest Ohio Endowed Scholarship Fund

A student who is passionate and excited about the field of packaging

  • Shiva Esfahanian

Crandell Family Scholarship

A Michigan upper classman who is a high achieving student, with the intention of a packaging career.

  • Adia Ciecierski

DOW Chemical Scholarship

Students chosen by the School of Packaging

  • Claire Cassar

Dwight Schmidt Endowed Scholarship Fund

Students who have been recognized by the Packaging Alumni Association Board.

  • Brian Forte
  • Noelly Guerrero Gomez

Founders Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS) Endowed Scholarship Fund

Upper classmen students who are pursuing a career in packaging, who shows excitement for the field, and has good academic standing.

  • Larney Greene II
  • Martin Hunt

Fuji Seal Scholarship

Highly motivated, academically talented, Sophomore or Junior applicants who pursue studies in applied chemistry (especially plastic product), mechanical engineering, electrical or electronic engineering, polymer science, packaging or design related and have a recommendation from university. Winners are students who have high motivation to take on new challenges and have global understanding and high potential to contribute to international friendship

2020 Winners

  • Davy Dao
  • Joeseph Bravo
  • Andriejus Gaska
  • Alex Krause
  • Abigale Lewis
  • Teresa Menzel
  • Maggie O'Donnel
  • Connor O'Rourke

2021 Nominees   

  • Martin Hunt
  • Alec Respecki
  • Trent Krause
  • Maddi Burger
  • Jorden Stoner
  • Brooke Bannon

Cheryl Gilliam Scholarship

A second-year student who intends to go into a packaging career.

  • Brooke Bannon

International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) Scholarship

A student who has shown interest in having a beverage packaging career.

  • Presley Huelskamp

Jamie M. Hill Endowed Scholarship for the School of Packaging

Students who demonstrate financial need and have high academic standings.

  • Alex Respecki
  • Lul Shoble

HJ Heinz Company Endowed Scholarship in Packaging Science

Students who are majoring in packaging, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and have attained at least sophomore status.

  • Lauren Bates
  • Grace Ellis
  • Nicole Kelly

Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) Connecticut Chapter Scholarship      

Member of Coalition of Packaging Professionals and Academic Connections (CoPPAC) and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Katie Knoor
  • Corinne Hickey
  • Muhammad Shafique
  • Allison Ritchie

Juice Products Association Scholarship 

An upper classman who maintains high grades, who shows interest in fruit and food industries.

  • Kathleen Le

Kimberly-Clark Corporation School of Packaging Endowment

A student who is a member of Coalition of Packaging Professionals and Academic Connections, who has active participation in community service.

  • Trent Krause

Layfield Lewis Endowed Packaging Scholarship

A student studying packaging, with residency in Saginaw, Michigan, there is special consideration to African American students.

  • Megan Nalazek

Mark & Catherine Walchak School of Packaging Endowment 

A student who is interested in environmental aspects of packaging and has overcome significant obstacles in their lives.

  • Cayla Ser
  • Megan Sherry
  • Elias Naddaf

Mary Ann Merrill Packaging Fellowship

A graduate student, who is studying medical packaging and have had someone in their lives affected by cancer.

  • Krishnaa Venkatesan

Menasha Corporation Endowed Scholarship      

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be an undergraduate majoring in Packaging.             

  • Lauren Bartos
  • Joe Bravo

MSU Graduate Fellowship          

  • Konda Akhil
  • Shoue Chen
  • Shiva Esfahanian
  • Juan Gu
  • Pooja Mayekar
  • Irandokht Parviziomran
  • Khadijeh Shirzad
  • Jinlin Tao
  • Carlos Villavicencio
  • Dangkamol Wongthanaroj
  • Dian Xu
  • Tingyu Yuan

Obolewicz/Debuck Family Endowed Fellowship Scholarship

A graduate student, who is studying medical packaging and have had someone in their lives affected by cancer.

  • Maddi Burger
  • Joshua Steffes

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Scholarship

An upperclassman who has expressed financial need, who is majoring in packaging, and has academic achievement.

Paul L. and Joanne L. Peoples Scholarship

An adult returning to higher education with preference to those with interest in packaging and to those reentering due to the death of a spouse or divorce. Consideration to single parent applicants.

  • Khadijeh Shirzad
  • Maher Al-Sheikh

Laura Anne Polakowski Endowed Scholarship in Packaging

A female student who is earning a degree in packaging, with higher consideration to a student who is a member if Sigma Kappa Sorority.

  • Adia Ciecierski

Selig Group Scholarship

A student who has a GPA minimum of 3.0, who are not graduating in the next fall.

  • Noah Ross

Paul Singh Endowed Fellowship              

The scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving candidate pursuing a PH.D. Degree in Packaging with preference to given to students conducting research in the area of shock and vibration/distribution packaging.

  • Patrick McDavid

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Endowed Packaging Scholarship

A full-time upper classman student, who demonstrates academic achievement.

  • Irandokht Parviomran

Gail Tavill Endowed Scholarship in Packaging

A packaging major, preference to someone who is a member of the Diverse Leaders in Packaging student organization.

  • Adia Ciecierski

Mark A. Toton Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Packaging      

  • Robert Pedder

Packaging Alumni Association Scholarship 

  • Shiva Esfahanian
  • Brian Forte
  • Anna Finazzo
  • Morgan Graham
  • Corinne Hickey
  • Alex Krause
  • Trent Krause
  • Michael Lauth
  • Clair McBride
  • Patrick McDavid
  • Maggie Miller
  • Chaz Petrosky
  • Connor O'Rourke

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