December 09, 2019
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Poland Spring awards $14,000 in scholarships to Maine high school seniors

Community Author: Jill C. Valley-Orlando
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POLAND SPRING – Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water awarded 14 Maine high school seniors with $1,000 Good Science Scholarships. Each student is planning to pursue post-secondary education in life science, physical science, earth science, engineering, or environmental science or policy.

The students applied for their scholarship 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.

“Year after year, I am amazed at the passion and vision of students who apply for this scholarship,” said Heather Printup, community relations manager for Poland Spring. “It’s difficult to select the winners because the entire field of applicants is so impressive. We’re proud to help support these young science scholars because they’re the future stewards of our precious environment.”

This year’s scholarship recipients included two students from Poland Regional High School, five students from Bonny Eagle High School, four students from Gray-New Gloucester High School and three students from Fryeburg Academy.

Since 2007, Poland Spring has awarded more than $225,000 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 brand, part of Nestlé Waters North America Inc., operates three Maine bottling plants in Poland, Hollis and Kingfield. Additionally, Poland Spring maintains spring sources in Fryeburg, Dallas Plantation, Poland, Pierce Pond Township, Kingfield, Denmark, Hollis, Lincoln, and Rumford, Maine. Poland Spring also: Employs nearly 900 full-time and seasonal workers across the state, 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.