Avery Dennison Foundation’s fourth award

10 students from five reputed institutes win scholarships

Anil Sharma, GM and VP of materials group India and SA, Anne Hill, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Avery Dennison and Alicia Procello Maddox, president, Avery Dennsion Foundation with the successful students

On 27 August 2015, the Avery Dennison Foundation announced its fourth ‘Spirit of Invention’ (InvEnt) scholarship award in Gurgaon, India, honouring 10 Indian students from five reputed institutes for their outstanding innovation capabilities in engineering, science and technology. The InvEnt Scholarship Program was established in order to develop young talent in innovation and technology.

“We are pleased that the InvEnt Scholarship Program has entered its fourth year in India,” said Alicia Procello Maddox, president of then Avery Dennison Foundation “The Avery Dennison Foundation is committed to improving the communities in which we operate, and supporting education is part of this commitment. We recognize the need for talent development to nurture effective leaders of the future. We hope that by encouraging the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among students we can help them pursue their dream careers. We are excited to play a part in the journey of these 10 students from India as they get ready to take on new opportunities in the future.”

The participating Indian institutes this year included Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani; MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru; MIT, Manipal; Pune
Vidhyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune and St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Winning students were chosen through a merit-based, rigorous two stage selection process, first, at the college level; and second, at an independent selection committee level.

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