NPTA Announces 2011 PAPER Foundation Scholarship Recipients

June 6, 2011 - NPTA Alliance, the leading paper, packaging and supplies organization in North America, is pleased to announce its 2011 Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation scholarship recipients.

The PAPER Foundation awarded $21,000 to 12 high school seniors entering a four-year college in 2011 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 James W. Barrett, Executive Vice President, Central National – Gottesman Inc., the 2011 recipient of the Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award.

  • Breanna Ainsworth, Domtar
  • Nate Brelsford, NewPage Corporation
  • Nolan Brelsford, NewPage Corporation
  • Dalton Hess, NewPage Corporation
  • Tarah Hicks, NewPage Corporation
  • Rebecca Hildenbrand, Unisource
  • Lacey Kolb, Appleton Papers
  • Whitney Leisgang, Appleton Papers
  • Amanda Zdroik, NewPage Corporation

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.

  • Ann Kennedy, Boise, Inc.

Named Scholarships
In an effort to raise additional funds for deserving students, the PAPER Foundation established a ‘Named Scholarship’ program in 2010. For a donation of $1,000, a scholarship in that amount is awarded to a recipient in the name the donor company.

  • AIPPM - Katie Pierce, Domtar
  • Evergreen Consulting - Kayla Johnson, Appleton Papers

"The NPTA Alliance is pleased to continue supporting the PAPER Foundation and the Foundation’s scholarship program,” said Kevin Gammonley, CEO, NPTA Alliance. “The NPTA Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the Foundation believe providing financial assistance to deserving children and grandchildren of member companies’ employees is an important investment in our future."

NPTA congratulates all award winners and thanks everyone who applied. NPTA also thanks the following companies that contributed funds to the scholarship program through either dues donations or direct donations:

PAPER Foundation Donors
- Accutech Packaging
- Appleton Coated
- Associated Paper & Supply of Florida
- Boise, Inc.
- Cascades Fine Papers Group
- Domtar
- Gould Paper Corporation
- Grupo Portucel Soporcel
- Gruppo Cordenons
- Hansol/Global Fibers
- International Paper
- Keldon Paper Co
- Knox & Schneider
- Lecta NA
- Lemac Packaging
- Magnolia Paper & Janitorial Supply
- Mohawk Fine Papers
- Monadnock Paper Mills
- NewPage Corporation
- Pregis Corporation
- Resource One International
- Sappi Fine Paper
- Simon Miller Sales Company
- Suzano America
- Tembec
- The Ohio & Michigan Paper Co.
- Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
- Verso Paper
- Wausau Coated Products
- Wausau Paper
- West Linn Paper

S.O.S. Donors
- Central Paper Products
- Clamplitt Paper
- Dade Paper
- Domtar
- Mac Papers
- Mohawk
- Neenah Paper
- Network Services
- Olmsted Kirk
- Shaughnessy
- Suzano

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