Our Division grants awards to individuals in recognition of outstanding accomplishments or contributions to the industry’s technology or TAPPI.


Division Technical Award and Harry J. Bettendorf Prize


The Technical award recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding contribution to science or technology of the corrugated or related industries.


Dave A. Carlson Division Leadership and Service Award

This award recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership and exceptional service in corrugated division activities have resulted in significant and measurable benefits to corrugated division members.


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Division Scholarships

Two Memorial Scholarships have been set up in memory of two well-known professionals in the corrugated industry. The Joe Dieffenbacher Memorial Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 by the TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Council and offers a $5000 scholarship to qualified candidates seeking a career in engineering within the corrugated industry.  The Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by friends of Terry and Schwarz Partners for students pursuing further education in corrugated maintenance or engineering and offers two $5000 scholarships each year to qualified candidates.

Additional scholarships in the amount of $1000 are sponsored by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Bobst Group, the Corrugated Packaging Division and the Corrugated Supplier Committee. The John O. Telesca Engineering Scholarship sponsored by WestRock is also available annually.

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Chicago TAPPI Scholarship Opportunities

TAPPI has developed a scholarship program in which it will award a $4000 scholarship to one deserving college student whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member of Chicago TAPPI in good standing. In addition, we are giving two $2000 scholarships for full time or part time workers in the corrugated industry for continuing education who are attending day/night school for an undergraduate degree, technical or trade school.

General Scholarship Application

Continuing Education Scholarship Application


We are pleased to provide  TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.