INVISTA scholarship supports local graduate with eye toward science
INVISTA is once again offering a college scholarship for a local high school student pursuing a career in science. The $1,500 scholarship, awarded through the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, aims to support the area’s continued need for well-educated professionals in scientific fields.
“We are thrilled to support science and technology education in our community,” said Beth Otto, INVISTA Waynesboro site manager. “The candidates for this scholarship are pursuing training and skills that are critical to the future of the Waynesboro workforce, and to the future of our production facility and R&D lab.”
“We proudly support individuals with aspirations for better lives in many ways, including our administration of over two dozen scholarship programs,” noted Dan Layman, CEO of the Community Foundation. “It is our honor to partner with INVISTA to offer our only scholarship dedicated specifically to the pursuit of science-based careers.”
The INVISTA Waynesboro scholarships are available for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. To be eligible, students must be a high school senior graduating from a public high school in Staunton, Waynesboro or Augusta county, and must have plans to pursue a career or education in a science-based field of study. For a full list of requirements, and to apply, visit the INVISTA scholarship page on the Community Foundation’s website.
INVISTA’s manufacturing facility began operations in Waynesboro 85 years ago and is credited as the birthplace for spandex. The site produces LYCRA® fiber that is found in diapers, swimwear, activewear, intimate apparel and many other types of clothing. The site’s R&D facility supports fiber innovations and new technologies for operations around the globe.
About The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge enriches the quality of life in Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland by responding to needs and inspiring philanthropy in our community. They have presented over $7 million in grants, scholarships, and awards since their inception in 1992.