The Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship 

Mica Corporation's founder, Daniel "Dan" Siegel, was a trailblazer. His innovations in water-based adhesive technology were game-changers in their time, and continue to be the standard for worldwide manufacturers of flexible packaging materials to date. His forward-thinking mentality, and ability to adapt and grow with an ever-changing industry are the reasons Mica Corporation has been a leader in the manufacturing of water-based adhesives for over four decades.

When Dan passed away in 2010, Mica Corporation and the Siegel family established "The Daniel Siegel Memorial Scholarship," to honor the memory of an incredible innovator, husband, father, founder, and friend.  

The scholarship is presented and awarded by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) to qualified undergraduate candidates in flexible packaging programs. Every two years, one winning candidate is awarded the scholarship at the USA TAPPI International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference (Formerly PLACE) Conference.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you can download the application or send inquiries to

Scholarship Recipients

 2012: Natalie Quin; Clemson University

 2014: Kanishka Bhunia; Washington State University

 2016: Hongchao Zhang; Washington State University

 2018: Pasquale Caccavella; Clemson University

About Mica Corporation: 

Mica Corporation manufactures and supplies water-based, environmentally responsible products that offer adhesion or other properties to plastic, metal, and paper surfaces in continuous web applications.

About TAPPI:

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper 360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders since 1915. Visit