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Jessup Scholarship Recognizes Young Talent

Posted Nov 27th, 2016

Jessup Scholarship Recognizes Young Talent


Illumineris partner, Jessup Manufacturing is now recognizing young, up and coming talent. Jessup produces high quality photoluminescent safety products, including those distributed by Illumineris Inc.

The McHenry, Illinois company has awarded a PhD student from the University of Colorado at Boulder with the 2016 Paul S. Jessup Scholarship. As outlined in a PR newswire announcement, Jessica Tamaszewski who is studying in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is receiving an “unrestricted grant” of $2,500 from Jessup Manufacturing.

Robert Jessup, President and CEO of Jessup Manufacturing stated that while there were a lot of “outstanding” applicants for the award, Tomaszewski stood out.

The Paul S. Jessup Scholarship has been established as a way to recognize academic achievement as it relates to making a difference in society. The award honours the memory of the company’s founder.

While this is a general scholarship open to current Jessup employees, their spouses and children, there are other organizations across the United States that see the value in encouraging and investing in young minds. Many are following the lead of organizations in other parts of the world that are putting young innovators on a pedestal. For example, in New Zealand they have YEIA, which stands for “ Young Environmental Innovators Award”. Run by a charitable trust, main organizers believe that the only way to build a sustainable tomorrow is through our youth. Supporting and encouraging those who push themselves to learn and protect the world we live in makes perfect sense to those who run the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust.

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