Available for first year, upper class and transfer students.
100% of Pulp and Paper Foundation Senior Scholarship recipients are employed or have chosen to attend graduate school.
The pulp and paper industry needs energetic, bright people to help solve challenging business and technical problems and to provide innovative ideas for future success.
With the evolution of technology and the demand in eco-conscious products, processes and packaging, pulp and paper companies have a surplus of jobs and opportunities for technically trained engineers.
You could be one of them.
The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation provides full or partial tuition scholarships to aspiring chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students at the University of Maine who are interested in pursuing careers in the booming paper industry.
Each year, we award more than 130 of these scholarships, supported by annual gifts from more than 60 companies in 50 states, as well as individual gifts from more than 300 alumni and friends.
“I am very excited for my future in the pulp and paper industry. Because of UMPPF, I have been given the tools to communicate and succeed with whatever project or challenge I come across.”
– Grace Farrington, ’21
I am not a current UMaine Engineering student.
Application Deadline: December 31st
Students will hear by January 10th if they have been selected to interview.
I am a current UMaine Engineering student.
Application Deadline: March 31st
Students will hear by April 10th if they have been selected to interview.
Over the course of study, recipients of a Pulp and Paper Foundation scholarship must demonstrate or have:
- Cumulative GPA ≥3.0
- Active interest in a career in pulp and paper or supplier industries by participating in:
- Chinn Management Seminars
- Student Organization membership
- Co-op job or internships after the sophomore year of study
Additional details are available when scholarship is awarded.
Interested in Applying?
Does any or all of the following sound like you?
- In the top 15% of your high school class
- Have combined SAT score of > 1100 (SATs optional for 2023 grads)
- Receive academic honors
- Participate in extracurricular activities
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication
UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation
5737 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469
217 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469
Paper Days 2023
Date: April 4-5, 2023
Location: Wells Conference Center, UMaine - Orono Campus
Keynote Speaker: Laurence Mott - Executive V.P. for Development & Technology, Tetra Pak
April 4th - Engineering building tours and Tailgate kick-off event
Guests who would like a tour of the Process Development Center (PDC) in Jenness Hall or the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) next door on April 4th should register early (by 3/21/23) to select preferred tour start times. The ASCC requires background checks and tours for that facility cannot be scheduled after that date. Tour group size is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis.
April 5th - Full Day program at Wells Conference Center. Opens with Breakfast and Student Panel Discussion, tours of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC), Luncheon, Guest Speakers, Research Presentations and concludes with Social Hour and Banquet Dinner.
Guests who would like a tour of the Ferland EEDC should register early (by 3/21/23) to select preferred tour start time: 10:15-11am or 11-11:45am on Wednesday April 5th.
Group rates are available at the following hotels. Please call directly and mention Paper Days or the Group Rate Code when booking.
Black Bear Inn – 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono – 207.866.7120 Group Rate Code: PADA
Hampton Inn – 261 Haskell Road, Bangor – 207.990.4400 Group Rate Code: ADP
Courtyard by Marriott – 236 Sylvan Road Bangor – 207.262.0070
Paper Days Archives
Paper Days 2022
Date: April 4-5, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Heather Dubois, VP and General Manager, Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company
Please note that the following NEW COVID protocols will be in effect for this event:
Anyone attending indoor University System events of more than 250 people must provide proof of vaccination or an acceptable negative test to enter. Face coverings are now optional. Evidence that will be accepted includes a negative PCR test or rapid antigen sampled within 72 hours of the event or gathering. UMaine staff will be present to verify. For more details please visit https://www.maine.edu/together/community-guidance/everyone/
Guests who would like a tour of the Process Development Center (PDC) or the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) on April 5 should register early (by 3/23/22) to select preferred tour start times. The ASCC requires background checks and tours for that facility cannot be scheduled after that date. Tour group size is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis.
Paper Days 2021
This event was virtual in order to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and attendees. Links to the streaming presentations for both April 6 and 7, 2021 are below.
April 6, 2021 Presentations: https://vimeo.com/527843590
- Corporate Member Presentation: 0:00-10:35
- Live Intro: 10:35-15:40
- Sustainability Panel Presentations: 15:40 - 53:40
- Live Q&A and Wrap: 53:40 - 1:12:20
April 7, 2021 Presentations: https://vimeo.com/533629581
- Student TREE Trip Panel: 11:00 - 36:20
- Forest Industry Trends: 36:20 - 1:07:20
- Annual Meeting: 1:08:30 - 1:37:00
- Banquet Presentations: 1:51:40 - 3:03:40
- Live Wrap: 3:03:40 - 3:08:40