WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY  |   DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND PAPER ENGINEERING

Award Requirements: Scholarship Activities

Junior Joe Henderson
Junior Joe Henderson

To assist you in getting the most valuable and well-rounded exposure to the paper and allied industry, the Paper Technology Foundation (PTF) and the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering (ChP) have been busy developing some activities that will help you better realize the limitless career opportunities by interacting with your classmates, faculty and the industry’s leaders—your future employers.


The Paper and Allied Industry is providing scholarships to develop talented scientists and engineers to enter the field. Experience in the industry provides students with insight that is educational and professionally develop.m.ental. Consequently, scholarship awards require students to gain exposure to the industry early in their career.

The following criteria are required to ensure proper industry exposure: (NOTE: Year of study refers to the year of study in the paper engineering program.)

Paper Engineering Students, Fall 2013
Paper Engineering Students, Fall 2013
  1. A personalized thank you letter sent to your PTF scholarship donor each scholarship semester you receive a scholarship.
  2. Attendance at fall ChP department Meet and Greet/first Ts’ai Lun student organization meeting.
  3. Attendance at the PTF Annual Scholarship Recognition and Mentoring Program meetings (fall/spring).
  4. Attend Engineering Expo career fair {3 minimum contacts required} and register/update profile on BroncoJOBS by September 30 after freshman year of study*.
  5. Agree to join Ts’ai Lun Registered Student Organization (RSO) each semester of study as a dues-paying member at $10 per semester AND attend four Ts’ai Lun RSO meetings per year, two meetings per semester, to learn about industry jobs and corporations.
  6. Must have held an internship or co-op by junior year to gain a senior year scholarship. (Successful placement requires critiqued resume and mock-interview sessions.)

* Year of study refers to the class/level in the paper engineering program.

Lack of participation at the ChP/PTF sponsored events and not achieving these requirements will result in your PTF Scholarship Award being rescinded and will be taken into consideration when awarding future PTF Scholarships. PTF scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.


Spring 2014 Ts'ai Lun/TAPPI Calendar

Date Event Time
Feb. 19: Ts’ai Lun Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Paper Con App and Thank you Letters Due  
Feb. 22: Department Open House (volunteers needed)  
March 5 Ts’ai Lun Meeting 5:30 p.m.
March 15: Tentative Lazer Tag 5:30 p.m.
March 19: Ts’ai Lun Meeting 5:30 p.m.
April 2: Ts’ai Lun Meeting 5:30 p.m.
April 16: Ts’ai Lun Meeting 5:30 p.m.
April 17: PTF Board Meeting and Mentoring Session  
April 26–May 1: Paper Con, Nashville  

Ts'ai Lun/TAPPI Student Officers 2014 Contact Information:

President: Katie Stickels, katherine.a.stickels@wmich.edu
Vice President: Kevin Bussa, Kevin.j.Bussa@wmich.edu
Treasurer: Abbie Cameron, abigail.m.cameron@wmich.edu
Publicity Director: Greg Maxwell, gregory.a.maxwell@wmich.edu 
Secretary: Kendra Fein, kendra.k.fein@wmich.edu
Student Mentor: Kate Miller, katherine.miller@wmich.edu

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/wmupaperengineering

*Be sure to check your email and the Ts’ai Lun Facebook page for information about running and elections.