Nestlé Scholarship Foundation Announces 2011 Scholarship Recipient
(FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey) – September 1, 2011 – Lea Finder of Manchester, MO has been selected from 99 applicants to receive a $3,000 Nestlé Nutrition Scholarship award, renewable for three years, from the Nestlé Scholarship Foundation. Nestlé Nutrition Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding high school seniors who plan to attend college and college undergraduates enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship if at least one parent is employed by Nestlé Nutrition or one of its subsidiaries.
“We were so impressed with this year’s scholarship applicants,” says Kurt Schmidt, CEO, Nestlé Nutrition, North America. “Nestlé is thrilled to support its employees and their families, and we wish this year’s scholarship recipients all the best.”
Lea Finder is a 2011 graduate of Parkway South High School and plans to attend John Brown University in the fall as an Elementary Education major. She is the daughter of Michael and Sophia Finder. Sophia Finder is a Nestlé Nutrition employee in St. Louis, MO.
Nestlé Nutrition Scholars are chosen by Scholarship America based on their leadership activities, academic performance, honors and awards, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.
This year’s Nestlé Nutrition Scholarship recipients also include Courtney Wasko of Mountainburg, AR, Andrea DeMars of Eau Claire, WI, and Kristen Stiefel and Joseph Sterritt of Twin Lake, MI.
About Nestlé Nutrition and Gerber
Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé S.A., a world leader in nutrition, health and wellness and is dedicated to infant, healthcare and performance nutrition, and weight management. Gerber Products Company, founded in 1928, officially joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Nestlé and Gerber’s combined resources and scientific research expertise have enabled the company to become a worldwide leader in early childhood nutrition. Gerber produces more than 200 food products, all of which are a part of the proprietary Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ integrated nutrition system. Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ combines products, educational resources and services that are designed to encourage the early establishment of healthy eating habits in children from birth to preschool.
For more information on Nestlé Nutrition and Gerber, visit www.gerber.com