IAPD Scholarship Program

The 2021 IAPD Scholarship is now open!

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Applications are due by February 15, 2021

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2020 Scholarship Recipients

IAPD member company employees, children of member company employees and students enrolled in a professional sales program (major, minor or concentration) are eligible to apply for the IAPD scholarship. College-bound high school seniors are also eligible to apply for the IAPD scholarship.

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) is pleased to award a 2020 scholarship in amounts of up to US$5,000 to the following students:

Angelina Bailey


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    Angelina Bailey is entering her freshman year at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she plans to major in biochemistry. She aspires to be a pediatrician. Angelina received numerous academic honors while in high school, including being recognized for having a grade point average of greater than 4.0. She also received honors for maintaining a high GPA while playing on her school’s varsity lacrosse team. Outside of school, she is involved in coaching, mentoring and counseling.

Garrett Betz


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    Garrett Betz is entering his freshman year at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, USA, where he plans to major in aviation. He aspires to be a pilot. In addition to maintaining a high grade point average and graduating with an honors diploma, Garrett participated on his high school’s golf, basketball and baseball teams.

Kelly Campo


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    Kelly Campo is entering her freshman year at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Al, USA. She plans to major in industrial and systems engineering and pursue a career as an engineer. While in high school, Kelly founded the PAWS Club and volunteered for Catering to Cats and Dogs. She was co-founder and co-president of her school’s math honors society, a member of the Beta Club and participated in the Science Olympiad. She was also captain of her school’s varsity tennis team. 

Kelsey Christensen


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    Kelsey Christensen is entering her freshman year at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, USA, where she plans to major in biomedical sciences. She aspires to have a career as a physician assistant. While in high school, Kelsey was a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and an ambassador with P.A.L.S. In addition, she ran on the high school cross country team. 

Olivia Freeman


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    Olivia Freeman is entering her senior year at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO, USA, where she is majoring in leadership and human resource management as well as pre-law. She aspires to be an attorney. Olivia has been recognized on the Dean’s Honors List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above and she was awarded the Lamp of Knowledge honor from her sorority. She was active in her high school student government, theater and choir. 

Madilyn Gaebel


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    Madilyn Gaebel is entering her freshman year at Hanover College in Hanover, IN, USA, where she plans to double major in art and biology. She aspires to have a career as a medical/scientific illustrator. While in high school, Madilyn participated in the art club and played on the varsity soccer and tennis teams. She has received numerous honors for being a scholar athlete as well as art show awards and is a member of the National Honor Society.  

Isaac Goldner


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    Isaac Goldner is entering his senior year at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, USA, where he is majoring in aerospace engineering. He aspires to be an aerospace propulsion engineer. Isaac has been on the Dean’s List during every semester at college to date. He is an active member of the Colorado University Sounding Rocket Laboratory, where they are developing an entirely student-build rocket capable of reaching the edge of space. He was promoted to the project lead position for a primary stabilization system being developed for the rocket. He has also received recognition for his outstanding performance on his applied mathematics exam. In high school, Isaac received an Outstanding Citizenship Award and the University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award in recognition of academic promise, intellectual curiosity and community-service work. 

Jacob Hanson


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    Jacob Hanson is entering his freshman year at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL, USA, where he plans to major in pastoral theology. He aspires to be a youth pastor. Jacob is active in his high school student government association, is president of the National Honors Society, vice president of the National BETA Club and vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, he played varsity football and basketball.

Sarah Howard


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    Sarah Howard is entering her sophomore year at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, USA, where she is on a pre-dental track and double minoring in Middle Eastern studies and forensics. She aspires to become a dentist. In high school, Sarah was a member of the National Honors Society. After her first semester of college, she was invited to be a part of the University of New Hampshire’s honors program, which is offered to the top 10 percent of each grade. While in high school, she excelled in Advanced Placement classes while also being a varsity cheerleader and participating on the track team. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Morgan Iverson


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    Morgan Iverson is entering her freshman year at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI, USA, where she plans to major in exercise science and pre-medicine. She aspires to have a career as a sports physician. Morgan was named Junior Marshall for being in the top 10 percent of her graduating class at the end of her junior year, was on the high honor roll throughout high school and was recognized as an All-Ohio, All Region Academic for having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while qualifying for the State Track and Field Meet. She was secretary of her school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and captain of the track team. In addition, she served on the student council and was a reporter for the school newspaper.  

Becky Jermolowicz


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    Rebecca Jermolowicz is entering her freshman year at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, USA, where she plans to major in psychology and double minor in human rights and writing. Rebecca is the vice president of the Oswego National Honor Society, which consists of the top 15 percent of the senior class. She has been on the high honor roll each semester of high school. She was recognized and invited to be a Panther Leader her Junior and Senior years to mentor freshmen, based on teacher recommendations. Rebecca was the junior varsity most valuable player on her track team her freshman and sophomore years. During her junior year, she ran with the top seven of the girls’ varsity cross-country team at the state competition.  

Isabella Kreko


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    Isabella Kreko is entering her senior year at the Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, LA, USA, where she is majoring in biology and neuroscience. She aspires to have a career in medical research, studying the mechanisms and pathways involved in the development of cancer. In college, Isabella has been awarded the outstanding student award in general chemistry and organic chemistry. In addition, she has been on the Dean's List for having a 4.0 GPA every semester of college. In the summer of 2019, Isabella was part of a team of Centenary students that went to the University of Arizona to study long non-coding RNAs in various types of plants, which lead to a published article in Frontiers in Genetics.

Mitchel Meigs


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    Mitchel Meigs is entering Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, NY, USA. He aspires to be a lawyer. Mitchel received numerous accolades for academic achievement while an undergraduate. He graduated at the top of his class at Morrisville State College. Previously, he was unanimously nominated to be the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Student of the 2017-2018 academic year. He was on the Spring 2018 Semester President’s List and was selected as the 2018 Commencement Ceremony Standard Bearer. At Le Moyne College, Mitchel was chosen the Dean’s Scholar of the 2018-2019 Academic Year. In April 2019, he became a lifetime member of Le Moyne Tau Sigma National Honor Society. He graduated from Le Moyne College in 2020 with magna cum laude distinction.

Sameer Merali


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    Sameer Merali is entering his freshman year at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, Canada. He plans to study business administration and financial math as part of the school’s rigorous double-degree program, then pursue a career in business. Sameer has been on his school’s honor roll since the ninth grade. He was president of the school’s mock trial/law club and the founder and co-president of the stock challenge club. In addition, Sameer played on the flag football and golf teams and was a member of the student athletic association.

Brooklyn Morris


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    Brooklyn Morris is entering her freshman year at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, USA, where she plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology. She aspires to be a pediatrician. Brooklyn received numerous academic honors while in high school, including being in the top 10 percent of her class. She was inducted into the National Honor Society during her sophomore year and was elected to be an officer in her senior year. Brooklyn played volleyball in high school and participated in her high school band and Spanish club.

Chad Musilli


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    Chad Musilli is entering his junior year at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, USA, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in bioengineering and Spanish. He aspires to be either a mechanical or a biomechanical engineer. Chad was named to the Lafayette College Dean’s list, was the valedictorian at his high school, received the New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy for his skills in English and Spanish and received numerous scholar athlete awards while in high school. He is a member of his college’s biophysics research group and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Vanessa Phung


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    Vanessa graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, USA, in May of 2020 with a bachelor of arts in biology and a minor in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude. Starting in the fall, she plans to attend McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston to pursue her dream of becoming a pediatrician. As an undergraduate, she was involved in a research project that explored the effects of stress on the progression of cancer. She was also a peer mentor at the school’s STEM Success Center and a chemistry lab teacher’s assistant.

Ethan Varney


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    Ethan Varney is entering his freshman year at the University of Maine in Orono, ME, USA, where he plans to major in biology with a pre-med concentration. He aspires to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine for pediatrics. Ethan received numerous honors in high school, including being inducted into the National Honor Society his sophomore year, the Spanish academic achievement award his junior year and was on the highest honor roll every quarter. He received the Kennebec Valley All-Conference Academic Award for soccer during his senior year. He was captain of his varsity soccer and tennis teams, played trumpet in the jazz and concert bands and sang in the vocal jazz and concert choir. In addition, Ethan is an Eagle Scout.

Cale Walden


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    Cale Walden is entering his freshman year at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, USA, where he plans to major in mass communications. He aspires to have a career as a sports broadcaster. Cale received awards for having the highest grade point average in his English III class and the Principles of Agriculture class. He is in the top ten of his high school class, served on the student council and is a member of the National Honor Society. Cale was on his local Future Farmers of America floriculture team for three years and helped advanced the team to the state finals three years in a row. He was the area high individual for his area in 2019.

Jordan Yates


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    Jordan Yates is entering her freshman year at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, USA, where she plans to major in biology. She aspires to be an obstetrician/gynecologist. Jordan is president of her high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and receive the Rising Starts of Indiana award. She has been recognized as being in the top 10 students in her graduating class each year of high school. Jordan is captain of the school’s golf and swim teams as well as her class president.

Richard Ye


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    Richard Ye is a finance major at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada. He aspires to be a sales and trading analyst. Richard has been recognized for academic achievements including earning the highest accounting grade of his class and the highest accounting grade in his first year at university. He has earned a 4.0 grade point average in all three accounting courses taken at university, as well as both microeconomics courses he’s taken. Richard received the Prudential Management and Economics Award due to his overall academic achievement and community involvement. He participates in his school’s dragon boat racing team, swim team and tennis team.

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The IAPD Charitable Foundation was established in 1981 as a non-profit tax exempt corporation to provide scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels to employees of IAPD member firms and their children, as well as students enrolled in a professional sales program (major, minor or concentration).

Each year, worthy recipients are awarded up to US$5,000 to provide meaningful financial support for their college/university education.

If you have questions or issues with your application, contact Jean McClure at +913.345.1005.

The IAPD Annual Scholarship Program:

  • Provides meaningful financial support for the education of worthy scholarship candidates.
  • Benefits the business community through well-educated employees.
  • Exposes scholarship candidates to the ever-expanding plastics industry.
  • Strengthens IAPD through a direct link to education today.

Funds for the scholarship program are collected primarily through donations from IAPD member companies. To find out how you can support the IAPD Annual Scholarship Program, please contact the IAPD Charitable Foundation at +913.345.1005.