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2022 Scholarship Winners Announced

Empire State TAPPI-PIMA would like to thank all the participants in the annual Grant and Heidi Cole Scholarship and the William E. Clark Memorial Scholarship Program for 2022.


Our winners are well deserved, and should be commended for their efforts and hard work. 


The selection criteria for these scholarships include the following:

  • The applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall, or is a currently enrolled college student.

  • The applicant must have a parent or grandparent that’s a registered member of National TAPPI, and a dues paying member of Empire State TAPPI-PIMA.

  • Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent transcript, and complete the required essay questions.


This year we are pleased to announce that the winners of the two $2,500 scholarships are Madeline Scott and Katrina Knickerbocker. Please join the entire Executive Board of Empire State TAPPI-PIMA, in congratulating Madeline and Katrina for their achievements.  We are proud to award these scholarships to such fine students, and wish them both continued success!

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Madeline (“Meme”) is the daughter of Gary and Kay Scott from Syracuse, New York. Madeline is a 2022 graduate of Nottingham High School. She is planning on pursuing engineering in the fall of 2022 but has not yet determined which university having applied to over 15 institutions in the Northeast.​

Madeline is a part of the National Honors Society at Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY and participated in various clubs and sports including cross country, outdoor track, crew, the Performing Arts Club, and Tabletop RPG Club.  She was awarded “Student of the Month” in October and is currently an applicant for the Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish.  Madeline has spent her past three summers as a lifeguard for the City of Syracuse at Thornden Pool.  She enjoys sewing, thrifting, and baking in her free time.


Madeline’s father, Gary Scott, is Professor and Director of Engineering at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and her mother, Kay Scott, is the School Nurse at Nottingham High School in the Syracuse City School District.  Madeline has two older sisters: Megan, who is graduating from Binghamton University in May with a degree in Psychology and Molly who is attending Syracuse University studying Nutrition Science.

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Katrina is the daughter of Gavin and Jennifer Knickerbocker from Endwell, New York. She is currently a junior at Binghamton University pursuing a major in mathematics and minor in education. Katrina is on track for the 4+1 program, which will allow her to take graduate courses this fall and earn her master’s in Math Adolescent Education a year after completing her undergrad. Katrina has maintained excellent academic standing thus far at Binghamton, earning recognition on the Dean’s List.

Katrina loves being a part of the Education Club and Math Club at Binghamton, both have which strengthened her desire to become a teacher. She enjoys tutoring other students and is interested in substitute teaching at a local high school this semester. Katrina’s non-academic interests include hiking, reading, gardening, and cooking. She loves partaking in these activities with friends and family whenever she has free time. Katrina spends her summers working as a supervisor at a local ice cream shop.

Katrina is grateful to be a part of the student community at Binghamton University and enjoys frequenting sporting events, plays, fairs, and other activities on campus. She is fortunate to have much support in her academics and future career from her family including her sister, Kara, a Binghamton University alum.

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