December 27, 2022

PMMI Foundation awards $16,000 in scholarships

The PMMI Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awarded $16,000 in educational scholarships to students this past fall.

Four students received $4,000 academic scholarships from the PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis, and Art Schaefer, all of whom were industry leaders committed to education and workforce development. The scholarship honors students enrolled in two-year programs at PMMI Partner Schools who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a career plan in packaging and processing machinery manufacturing, a record of past awards and recognition, and industry involvement through internships and career development activities.

“The PMMI Foundation scholarship programs are an investment in the future of our industry, and we are very proud to support this next generation of leaders as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Kate Fiorianti, PMMI director of workforce development. “These scholarships reflect their dedication to their studies and future career as well as the quality of the programs at our Partner Schools. This is a bright opportunity that opens doors for tomorrow’s workforce today.”

Each year, the PMMI Foundation provides more than $200,000 in academic scholarships to students studying packaging, food processing, engineering, and mechatronics at over 50 PMMI Education Partner programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 1998, the PMMI Foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships and impacted nearly 6,000 students in 2022 alone through scholarships, travel assistance to industry tradeshows and donation support.

The winners of the 2022 PMMI Scholarship in Memorial of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis, and Art Schaefer are:

  • Blake Strickland, Cape Fear Community College, Mechatronics Engineering
  • Hector Moya, Purdue Northwest University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Morgan Bartholomew, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Plastics & Polymer Engineering
  • Yash Dhote, Rochester Institute of Technology, Print and Graphic Media Sciences



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