The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation recruits, financially supports, and prepares talented engineering students to become the next great leaders in the pulp and paper industry, while also helping to meet the workforce needs of the industry.
The oldest pulp and paper foundation in America and a pioneer of the first program in the country to study pulp and paper engineering, the Pulp and Paper Foundation awards more than 100 full or partial tuition scholarships annually and is represented by the most alumni working in the industry.
Leading a partnership between the University of Maine, the paper industry, foundation alumni and aspiring engineering students, the Foundation is the bridge between academia, students and employers.
The Foundation received the 2020 Education at Work for Maine Award from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) in recognition of their role in revitalizing Maine’s forest products industry. The Pulp and Paper Foundation was nominated for the FAME award by Blue Keim, Operations Manager at ND Paper in Rumford. Keim also serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.