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Prent Awards $18,000 Scholarship to Packaging Student

Prent Corporation, the global leader of custom thermoformed medical packaging, recently awarded an $18,000 college scholarship to Michelle Rademacher, 21, a University of Wisconsin-Stout junior majoring in Packaging from New Hope, MN. The university is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University and the first recipient of a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in higher education.

Along with the two-year tuition package, she'll participate in Prent's semester-long Product Development Co-Op Program. 

"This scholarship will change my life and I will be forever grateful for Prent's support," says Michelle. "It allows me to focus on school and not have to worry about financing during my last two years of school. I'm looking foward to getting immersed into SolidWorks and Prent's medical tray packaing."


Over the years, Prent Corporation has awarded more than $500,000 to students and universities to advance the study of packaging, thermoforming and engineering. 

Prent President and CEO Joseph T. Pregont—himself a graduate of UW-Stout’s packaging program—is a firm believer in helping train the next generation of packaging professionals. 

“Whether it’s awarding student scholarships, assisting student packaging organizations, advancing the scholarship programs of our trade associations or helping universities develop or expand packaging programs, it’s critical we support students and academic centers of excellence to ensure the best and brightest consider packaging as a career path,” says Pregont. 


Prent is the world’s leading designer and producer of thermoformed medical device packages. Headquartered in Janesville, WI, it has over 1,000 employees worldwide at its operations in Wisconsin, Arizona, Denmark, Malaysia, China, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. Prent is ISO 9001:2000 certified, manufactures in Class 100,000 production and secondary clean room environments, and utilizes Six Sigma lean initiatives, process excellence and continuous process improvement. 

For more information visit or contact Vicki Damron, Prent Marketing Director, at