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

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 a list of current members on the CPA website.
  • Enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school studying a curriculum in business or a business-related field as of the Fall 2020. 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.

The Contract Packaging Association Technical Scholarship

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 two- or four-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 2020.

Applications are currently being taken and the deadline for applications is April 30, 2020. Recipient(s) of the CPA’s Thomas Bacon Memorial scholarship cannot also be awarded this scholarship.

Direct any questions related to CPA scholarships to CPA Scholarships to [email protected].

2020 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 CPA Scholarship Recipients

CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, has awarded scholarships to four worthy students studying, packaging or business-related fields.

 

More information on the four winners below:

 

Jack KelleyCongratulations to Jack Kelley, winner of a $2,000 CPA scholarship. Kelley is working toward a Supply Chain and Logistics degree with a minor in economics at The Military College of South Carolina. He will be entering his sophomore year in the fall. Kelley intends to be involved with internship opportunities to stay connected to the Charleston business community and hopes to also travel outside of the United States in order to expand his knowledge. When he completes his degree, Kelley hopes to enter the supply chain and risk management field.

 

 

Ryan NielsonCongratulations to Ryan Nielson, winner of a $1,000 CPA scholarship. Expecting to graduate in Dec. 2020, Nielson is working toward a Packaging Science degree at Clemson University. Nielson is passionate about deriving new ways to solve old problems in a fashion that harmonizes the collective goals of sustainability and functionality. He wants to think ahead of the market and give the consumer innovative packaging that they need before they’re aware of it. Upon graduation, Nielson plans on pursuing a career in flexible or corrugated packaging that is solution driven.

 

 

Claire FrainCongratulations to Claire Frain, winner of a $1,000 CPA Scholarship. Frain is working toward a Marketing degree at Quinlan School of Business: Loyola University Chicago. She is entering her Junior year in the fall. Currently working three days per week as a digital marketing specialist in the packaging industry, Frain is currently focusing on finishing school with a high GPA and solidifying lasting connections with her professors to help her achieve her future career goals.

 

 

Lance LegereCongratulations to Lance Lagere, winner of a $1,000 CPA Scholarship. Legere is working toward a communication degree with a minor in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University. He will be entering his senior year in the fall. From a young age, Lagere has had a passion for broadcasting. Once in high school, he solidified his passion by taking a class that allowed him to write sports articles for a local daily newspaper and also called high school sports games on a local radio station. Upon graduation, Legere plans on pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.