Poland Spring, Maine – Fifteen Maine high school seniors now have an extra $1,000 to help cover college tuition after being awarded Good Science Scholarships from Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water. Each of the seniors is planning to pursue post-secondary education in life science, physical science, earth science, engineering or environmental science or policy.
Students applied for the scholarships by writing an essay describing what environmental stewardship means to them. Applications are reviewed and awarded by a Poland Spring Selection Committee, made up of members of Poland Spring’s Community Relations and Human Resources teams.
“The caliber of students who apply for this scholarship every year is so impressive,” said Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager for Poland Spring. “It makes it difficult to select the winners. Each of this year’s applicants demonstrated a clear commitment to environmental stewardship—which is at the center of what our company does and who we are. We’re proud to help support these young science scholars as they begin their studies.”
This year’s scholarship recipients included five students from Bonny Eagle High School, three students from Fryeburg Academy, three students from Poland Regional High School and four students from Gray-New Gloucester High School.
Since 2007, Poland Spring has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to Maine graduating seniors.
About Poland Spring
Established in 1845, Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water has invested in Maine and created jobs using an abundant, renewable resource. The company, a division of Nestlé Waters North America Inc., operates three Maine bottling plants in Poland, Hollis and Kingfield. The Kingfield facility, which officially opened in January 2009, represents an initial $60 million investment and ninety jobs in rural western Maine. In the Spring of 2017, the Kingfield facility added an additional bottling line representing a $25 million investment. Poland Spring maintains spring sources in Fryeburg, Poland, Dallas Plantation, Poland Spring, Pierce Pond Township, Kingfield, Denmark and Hollis, Maine. Poland Spring also:
- Employs nearly 900 full-time and seasonal workers across Maine, contributing nearly $49 million to the economy in annual payroll;
- Spends over $135 million directly with other Maine companies each year; and
- Invested over $7 million in community giving since 2000 to support schools, local non-profits, fire and rescue, environmental conservation, and many other local and statewide causes.
Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager
Poland Spring Bottling