2011 ISA PUPID Scholarships
Patrick J. Dixon, P.E. - PUPID Education Co-Chair
The ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division is pleased to award a $2000 scholarship to a college student pursuing a career in pulp & paper. This year, the winner is another “top-notch” student with an impressive scholastic record as well as extracurricular activities and having demonstrated a significant interest in the instrumentation/process control component of the pulp and paper industry. The winner is Ryan W. Schuerger. Ryan sent in his completed application form from the PUPID website, an official transcript from his university, three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with his character, and answered three questions describing his interest in the pulp and paper industry, his educational accomplishments, his school activities and his leadership roles. You can read a little bit about him in the rest of this article.
Ryan W. Schuerger, a junior majoring in Chemical Engineer with a Paper Science focus at Miami University of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio, hails from North Royalton, Ohio where he attended North Royalton High School. Ryan is the son of Ron, who works for Busch Funeral Homes as the Plant Operations Supervisor and Cindy Schuerger, who works for American Greetings Card Company as a Marketing Analyst, and his sister Nicole is a freshman at Bowling Green State University. Ryan will graduate in May 2012 and currently has a GPA of 2.73 while working for the Chemical and Paper Engineering office as a student assistant. For fun, Ryan participates in intramural football, baseball, broomball and hockey at Miami; and he enjoys watching movies, relaxing with friends, pick-up football and basketball games, and staying active as much as possible. Ryan says he would like to take the time to thank his family for always being there for him, and for being his inspiration throughout his academic career and everything he does. He also thanks all of those individuals that support him; he wouldn’t be where he is without them all all.