Scholarship for pulp and paper students
July 3, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
A retired Western Michigan university administrator has made it a little easier for pulp and paper students to purs…
A retired Western Michigan university administrator has made it a little easier for pulp and paper students to pursue their studies.
Richard W. Flores, who worked in the paper industry for 43 years and served as director of the WMU Paper Technology Foundation from 1983 until his retirement in 1993, has made a cash gift that will establish a permanent endowment fund for scholarships to students enrolled in pulp and paper engineering programs.
As a former director of the Paper Technology Foundation, I am well aware of the great work going on in pulp and paper science and engineering programs, Flores said. We wanted to do what we can to help support the programs and the students they serve.
The amount of the scholarships will be determined by the Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging, based on the amount of money available. A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded each semester, provided funds are available. A scholarship committee will select recipients.
Although the practice of large capital contributions to university pulp and paper programs is relatively uncommon, significant examples include the Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre at the University of New Brunswick, and the ‘F Dottori’ Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering at the University of Toronto.
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