Student Outreach

Our Student Outreach Mission

The International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Student is dedicated to providing a global network that connects students and young professionals around the world, facilitating knowledge exchange, providing useful tools, advice, and encouragement, so that students pursue careers that advance the use of flexible packaging materials.

Our Division members work to provide an active, global network to connect students and young professionals working in the area of flexible packaging. We share knowledge and information to support student success in academia, through both their technical work and as well as preparing for their careers. They also support students as they transition to industry professionals by providing knowledge of the industry and career paths, as well as facilitating connections with industry leaders.

How to Join:

Division membership is open to any student, whether still an undergrad, or pursuing an advance degree.  Not a student anymore?  You are still welcome to join! Students must be a member of TAPPI. 

Not a TAPPI member?  TAPPI has a few sponsored student membership available.  Reach out to Kristi Ledbetter at [email protected] to request an application.

The Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship Fund

Purpose:  To encourage talented science and engineering students to pursue careers in the packaging industry and to develop awareness of the industry, and of the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division.

This $4,000 scholarship is presented in even-numbered years, and will be awarded to a TAPPI Student Chapter member enrolled in a packaging or related major.  The scholarship is funded by an endowment from MICA Corporation and the Siegel family.  The International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division of TAPPI serves the interests of the industries relating to Flexible Packaging and Extrusion.   Industries pertaining to these technologies include packaging, industrial films and laminations, blown and cast films extrusion, extrusion coatings and laminations, sheet extrusion and printing associated with these areas.

Special requirements:  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the technological areas covered by the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division.  For application and deadlines visit and click on “Scholarship Information and Application – Interactive Word File (or pdf version)”.