NPTA Alliance Announces 2012 PAPER Foundation Scholarship Recipients

June 6, 2012 (Press Release) - NPTA Alliance, the leading paper distribution organization in North America, is pleased to announce its 2012 Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation scholarship recipients.

The PAPER Foundation awarded $20,000 to 20 high school seniors entering a four-year college in 2012 and undergraduate students currently enrolled in college. Scholarships and winners include:

Stanley O. Styles (SOS) Industry Excellence Award
These scholarships are awarded in the name of Edward H. Kniep, III, Chairman of the Board of Shaughnessy Kniep Hawe Paper Co. Kniep was the 2012 recipient of the Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award.

  • Iris Alford, New Page
  • Danielle Ammel, Escanaba Paper  (NewPage)
  • Cameron Anderson, New Page
  • Maxwell Ayres, New Page
  • Ryan Bowen, Boise Paper
  • Nolan Brelsford, New Page
  • Jill DeJames, Ariva Paper
  • Connor Greenland, Appleton Papers (Appleton)
  • Tarah Hicks, New Page
  • Jessica Higginbotham, Boise Inc.
  • McKenzie Pierce, Domtar
  • Erin Thomas, Bradner Smith
  • Sally White, International Paper
  • Aleena Wilson, Boise Cascade

Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation General Scholarship
The PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program was established to reward academic excellence and to financially assist children and grandchildren of current employees of member companies of the NPTA Alliance.

  • Samantha Bruce, New Page Corporation
  • Kyra Marks, Central Michigan Paper
  • Sarah Nicols, New Page
  • Chanin Smith, Boise Paper
  • Carly Tschanz, Appleton Papers (Appleton)

Named Scholarships
In an effort to raise additional funds for the scholarship program, the PAPER Foundation established the Named Scholarship program, allowing companies to make a donation of $1,000 for a named scholarship.
      Neenah Paper

  • Julia Rogers, Mac Papers

"The NPTA Alliance is proud to support the PAPER Foundation and the Foundation's scholarship program," said Kevin Gammonley, CEO, NPTA Alliance. "It is important to invest in our future by providing financial assistance to deserving children and grandchildren of NPTA member companies' employees."

NPTA congratulates all award winners and thanks everyone who applied.

NPTA also thanks the following companies that contributed funds to the scholarship program, either by dues donations or direct donations:

Associated Paper and Supply of Florida
Boise, Inc.
Burgo North America
Carolina Tape & Supply
Central Michigan Paper
Central National-Gottesman
Clampitt Paper Co. Dallas
Domtar Paper Corporation
Gould Paper Corporation
GPA, Specialty Printable Substrates
Gruppo Cordenons, Inc.
Keldon Paper Co.
Lecta North America

Mac Papers
Midland Paper, Packaging and Supplies
Mohawk Fine Paper
Monadnock Paper Mills
Neenah Paper
Nekoosa Coated Products
NewPage Corporation
Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company
Proveedora Papelera
Sappi Fine Paper
Simon Miller Paper & Packaging
Verso Paper

NPTA Alliance (formerly the National Paper Trade Association, Inc.), founded in 1903, is the association for the $60 plus billion paper distribution industry. The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of its members through the delivery of networking, education, industry data and research, and advocacy, which focuses on the health of the distribution channel.