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 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational/technical school studying a curriculum in business or a business-related field as of the Fall 2019. 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 2-year or 4-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 2019.

Recipient(s) of the CPA’s Thomas Bacon Memorial scholarship cannot also be awarded this scholarship.

 

Please send questions regarding CPA Scholarships to [email protected]

 

2019 Scholarship Winners

2019 Tom Bacon Memorial Scholarship Winners

Created to support packaging education and to raise awareness of packaging as a career choice. This scholarship pays tribute to founding father of CPA, Thomas Bacon.

The 2019 Tom Bacon Scholarship recipient is Bethany Miller, a fourth-year Sign Language student at South Western Illinois College, graduating in the Spring of 2020. Miller is associated with EMCO Chemical Distributor, Inc. a member of CPA, in Pleasant Prairie, WI. She aspires to pursue a career to help youth with hearing disabilities communicate with the world.

 

2019 CPA Technical Scholarship Winner

christopherThe 2019 Technical Scholarship is awarded to students whose curriculum is focused on packaging.

The 2019 Technical Scholarship recipient is Christopher Payne, a third-year Engineering Management Packaging Concentration student at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2021. Over the past year and a half, Payne has been an intern with Smith and Nephew Packaging Project Engineering Group, primarily focusing on the execution of design verification protocols. Aside from his goals as a member of the United States Air Force, Payne strives to combine his packaging education and leadership skills gained as a future officer in the Air Force to become a leader of an organization within the packaging industry.