press release UPM Madison scholarship donation

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Release date 03-05-13

UPM Madison funds scholarships for KVCC Pulp and Paper Technology students
Fairfield ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has announced UPM Madison has donated $36,000 to fund scholarships for students in KVCC’s Pulp and Paper Technology Program.
The donation made to the KVCC Foundation will fund scholarships to six students in the two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree program. The awards will be made during the 2013-2014 academic year.
“UPM Madison’s continued support of KVCC students will ensure educational opportunities for students wishing to pursue careers in the Pulp and Paper Industry,” Michelle Webb, Executive Director of the KVCC Foundation, said. “We are excited about KVCC’s partnership with UPM Madison to recruit, train, and employ skilled workers in this industry which is vital to the Maine economy.”
KVCC offers the only two-year Pulp and Paper Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program in the Northeast. The College also offers a one-year certificate program in Pulp and Paper Technology.
KVCC will recruit interested students to enroll in the degree program and inform them of the possibility to receive scholarship support. The partnership will open the door to internships, training, and employment opportunities for program enrolled students. Scholarship recipients will participate in an informative interview process with UPM Madison. The ultimate intent of the partnership is to develop qualified skilled workers to place into employment positions after graduation.
UPM Madison has long supported KVCC’s Pulp and Paper Technology program and the current donation is just the latest example of the strong partnership the College and the mill enjoy.
The KVCC Foundation was established in 1991 for the purpose of providing support for the College and the students served, with particular emphasis on generating scholarship funds to support low-income students. The mission of the Foundation is to provide area citizens with an accessible and affordable quality education.
To learn more or apply for scholarship assistance please contact the Foundation by calling (207)453-5020 or by emailing
Information on the Foundation is also available online at:
Kennebec Valley Community College is one of seven community colleges in Maine. KVCC prepares full-time and part-time students to enter the job market, to transfer to colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals.Programs and services support the economic growth of the community in response to changing needs.
In 2011 and again in 2012, KVCC was named one of the top community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, placing in the top 10 percent of two-year colleges based on student success rates.
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