Packaging Corporation of America’s containerboard mill in DeRidder, Louisiana, recently announced that it is offering scholarships to two graduating seniors from each of six local schools: DeRidder High School, Merryville High School, Singer High School, East Beauregard High School, Rosepine High School and South Beauregard High School.
For each school, one scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 and another at $500. The criteria used to select the recipients includes financial need, scholastic excellence, extra-curricular activities and relationship of degree to the papermaking industry.
According to the Human Resources Specialist at DeRidder: “The PCA DeRidder mill provides scholarships to local students not only to help graduating seniors in need, but also to benefit the community. When students leave to continue their education, it is our hope that they will come back to provide betterment to the area. Whether they work for PCA or pursue another career, they will still be adding value to our community.”
Student applications are currently being received for the scholarships.
For more information about PCA’s DeRidder mill, please visit their page on our website by clicking here.