Saint-Gobain Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees

Saint-Gobain Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees
Two Students in New York and Wisconsin Receive Scholarships for their Undergraduate Studies

Aurora, OHIO: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (PPL) announced today the high school and undergraduate college students that will receive $3,000 each in scholarships for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.

2015 marks the first year that Saint-Gobain PPL has awarded scholarships to qualified employee dependents. Saint-Gobain PPL President Tom Kinisky, a strong supporter of lifelong learning, supported this scholarship program as a way to ease the increasing financial burden of attaining a professional degree.

With the future of manufacturing being driven by new technologies, the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Scholarship Program supports students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, also known as STEM, and other fields related to the manufacturing industry.

“With U.S. student loan debt getting higher each year, we know that every little bit of financial aid can help a family dealing with the burden of college expenses,” said Director of Human Resources Cindy Baldwin. “It is vital to our business and industry to encourage more young people to pursue STEM related fields and I’m glad to see these two students are investing in a bright future.”

Alexis Hollander of Portage, Wisc., plans to attend the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in the fall and study wildlife ecology and biology. As a senior at Portage High School, she plays varsity soccer, works as a ski instructor and plays drums in the PHS marching band. Alexis is a member of the PHS Archery Club and German Club.

Samantha Lancour of Hoosick Falls, NY., will be returning as a sophomore to Bonaventure University in the fall where she is pursuing a double major in accounting and finance. She is actively involved in multiple volunteer organizations including the Pacioli Program, Warming House and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

The final winners were selected by Scholarship Management Services, an independent third part administrator, based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

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