The new Pack Expo scholarship program will provide US$30,000 annually to support the future packaging and processing workforce.
Each year, six US$5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools.
A portion of the proceeds from the PACK gives BACK events at Pack Expo International and Pack Expo Las Vegas will benefit the scholarship program, says show producer, PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies.
“This scholarship program demonstrates PMMI’s continued commitment to foster our industry’s future workforce,” says Jim Pittas, COO.
“We look forward to raising some serious money at our PACK EXPO trade shows to invest in the future of the packaging and processing community through the PACK EXPO Scholarship program.”
To be considered for the scholarship, students must currently attend a PMMI Partner School, have at least one semester remaining in their college careers and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Applicants should be majoring in engineering, packaging, processing, mechatronics, or a related field and should demonstrate financial need.