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Bobby OglesbyWilliam L. Cullison Award

The William L. Cullison Scholarship is awarded to a student with expectations that one day this student will become a leader. The Foundation endowed the William L. Cullison Scholarship in honor of TAPPI’s fifth Executive Director. This scholarship attracts talented young people to future careers in the pulp and paper, corrugate container, or polymers, laminations, adhesives, coatings and extrusion industries in the cornerstone to building a highly skilled workforce and a technically advanced industry. This scholarship provides an inviting incentive for students entering their third year of college to pursue an academic path related to this vital work.

This scholarship is awarded to a junior in a pulp and paper science course of study at a college or university. The candidate must maintain a 3.5 grade point average through the first two years in a four or five year program. The student must also demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and demonstrate a significant interest in the pulp and paper industry which could include listing previous, current or future industry internships.

Academics, Leadership and Service Pay Off

Bobby Oglesby is a rising junior at North Carolina State University
pursuing two bachelors of Science degrees; one in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and one in Paper Science and Engineering. He is currently the NCSU TAPPI Chapter’s Secretary and held a position as NCSU TAPPI Chapter’s Activities Chair for the 2013-2014 school year. He is also highly involved in programs and activities with the Paper Science and Engineering Program.
Bobby and his family live in the small town of Powhatan, VA, three hours north of Raleigh, NC. He worked for RockTenn at their Hopewell, VA mill over the summer of 2013, and did a super Co-op rotation in Covington, VA for MeadWestVaco from June 2014 to December 2014 returning back to NC State to finish his degrees. Bobby would like to thank TAPPI, and is honored to receive this scholarship.Bobby Oglesby at Football Game