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PAPER Foundation Scholarship

2018 Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 PAPER Foundation Scholarship recipients have been chosen. NPTA is proud to sponsor a group of dedicated, ambitious and successful young people who will undoubtedly make great contributions to the world. Read about these promising young adults. 

  • Megan Baysek
  • Ashley Davis
  • Brooke Lawson
  • Brady Lonigro
  • Emma Smith

Scholarship Application Information

Applications for the 2018 PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program are closed. 

The Program and its Purpose

The PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program was established to reward academic excellence and financially assist children and grandchildren of current employees of member companies of NPTA.

Administration of the Program

All phases of the scholarship competition, including selection of recipients and determination of awards to be made, are managed by the Center for Essential Management Services (CEMS), Asheville, NC. The decision made by CEMS to award recipients is final. Any falsified information will mean immediate disqualification.

Conditions of Eligibility

The applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current employee of a member company of the Paper And Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation (all member companies of NPTA are automatically members of the PAPER Foundation). Member companies must be in good standing at the time scholarship application is made.

  1. The applicant must be in one of the following categories: 
    a. Senior in high school planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or university as a full-time student.
    b. Student currently enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, or junior at an undergraduate accredited college or university. 
    c. A current full-time employee of a NPTA member company who is also enrolled as a full-time student in undergraduate studies.

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must meet the qualifications described here and in the selection criteria document.
  2. Applicant must complete the four-page application form:
    a. Complete and sign the application 
    b. Secure a current and official transcript
    c. Secure a teacher recommendation 
    d. Send the completed application, recommendation, and official transcript in the same envelope to CEMS
    e. Application must be post marked and only mailed applications to CEMS will be accepted:
    Dr. David Vandergoot
    Center for Essential Management Services
    306 Shortia Lane
    Asheville, NC 28803
  3. If you are an individual with a disability and require assistance to complete this application or feel that your disability limits your ability to compete under the selection criteria, please contact Dr. Vandergoot at or 828-676-0969. NPTA welcomes and encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Download the 2018 Scholarship Application.

The Selection Process

CEMS has total responsibility for selecting the award recipients on the basis of the student's academic record, participation in school activities, work experience, community service activities, financial need, unusual personal or family circumstances, and a teacher recommendation. CEMS receives the application and makes the selection of award recipients.

Scholarship Awards

Only one completed application is necessary to be considered for all awards an applicant qualifies for; all awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. All awards are based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need.

  • Stanley O. Styles Scholarships
  • PAPER Foundation Scholarships

Announcement and Distribution of Awards

Recipients of awards will be notified in late May. The awards will be made by CEMS on behalf of the PAPER Foundation. The award checks are payable jointly to the student and the institution that the recipient will be attending, and may be used to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, and/or other related educational expenses. The award checks will be mailed directly to the school during August.

    The Responsibilities of the Student

    Applicants to the PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program should remember that it is their responsibility to fulfill these requirements:

    1. Gather and submit the information necessary for CEMS to select you as a Scholarship recipient.
    2. Apply for admission to the colleges or universities of your choice (high school seniors).
    3. Meet the entrance requirements of the institutions you have chosen.
    4. Gain admission to the institution of your choice.
    5. If already a student at an accredited college or university, you must maintain good academic standing.


    No obligation of any kind will be imposed upon award recipients, except to permit the PAPER Foundation or NPTA to announce the names of recipients of the awards and to publish their pictures with a brief bio. The PAPER Foundation assumes no further obligation in connection with the granting of the awards. However, the PAPER Foundation reserves the right to alter or discontinue the PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program at any time.


    Questions regarding any aspect of the PAPER Foundation Scholarship Program should be addressed in writing to CEMS. Employees of the PAPER Foundation and NPTA cannot answer questions about the program beyond the information outlined in this document.

    Dr. David Vandergoot 
    Center for Essential Management Services 
    306 Shortia Lane
    Asheville, NC 28803
    Phone: 828-676-0969

    Download a copy of the Scholarship Criteria.

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