Nestlé Scholarship Foundation Announces 2011 Scholarship Recipients
(FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey) – September 1, 2011 – Joseph Sterritt and Kristen Stiefel of Twin Lake, MI have each 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.”
Joseph Sterrit is a Reeths-Puffer High School graduate and Pharmacy student at Muskegon Community College where he’s made the Dean’s List and President’s List for his academic achievements. He is the son of Joe Sterritt and Kathy and Stephen Collins. Stephen Collins is a Nestlé Nutrition employee in Fremont, MI.    
Kristen Stiefel is a graduate of Holton High School and an honor student at Ferris State University, majoring in Accounting. She is a member of the Accounting Club and volunteers at the Red Cross. Stiefel is the daughter of Alvie and Steve Stiefel. Steve Stiefel is a Nestlé Nutrition employee in Fremont, MI.
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 Lea Finder of Manchester, MO.
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.
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