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UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation Announces Scholarships

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The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation in Orono, Maine, recently distributed more than $262,000 in scholarship funds to engineering and forestry students interested in pulp and paper industry-related careers.

The fall 2010 semester scholarship recipients were announced at a Sept. 16 banquet attended by more than 80 students and 15 people who employ UMaine students through co-op programs or internships.

"The Pulp and Paper Foundation is a key resource for the future engineers of our industry," noted Dale Wibberly, Sappi Fine Paper North America's human resource manager at the event. "We are very excited about the quality of engineering students who have obtained their education from UMaine."

"Our scholarship budget in 2010 is more than $750,000, allowing us to support 90 students with full tuition scholarships – most of our scholarships are for engineering students, but several are targeted for forestry majors," added Jack Healy, the foundation's executive director. "The job market for engineers in the paper industry looks very strong over the next 10-15 years, primarily due to current engineers in our industry reaching retirement age."

The Pulp and Paper Foundation was founded in 1950 and has supported more than 3,000 students.
For more information about the Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship program visit www.mainepulpaper.org.


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