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Avery Dennison Foundation: Spirit of Invention scholarship awards

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Spirit of Invention scholarship awards

Bangalore, August 22, 2014: The Avery Dennison Foundation today announced its second "Spirit of Invention" (InvEnt) scholarship awards in a programme held in Bangalore.

Of the ten outstanding students from reputed institutes of engineering who won the awards, two were from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, three from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and five from PVG's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune.

The Spirit of Invention scholarship programme is open to all first-year Indian national students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance with a strong interest in innovation.

"In its second year, the Avery Dennison Foundation ‘Spirit of Invention' scholarship program in India seeks to inspire creative and inventive students," said Alicia Procello Maddox, President of the Avery Dennison Foundation and Senior Director of community investment for Avery Dennison Corporation. "Our vision is to inspire human promise toward a more intelligent and sustainable world. This vision drives us to advance education and sustainability initiatives in many communities around the world where our employees live, learn and work."

The award ceremony was presided over by Rishi Pardal, Vice President and Managing Director, South Asia, of Avery Dennison's Retail Branding and Information Solutions business, and a team of local Avery Dennison leaders.

"India is an increasingly important market and source of highly-educated talent for Avery Dennison," said Pardal. "As a major investor and employer in India, we want to help nurture this talent pool and encourage the spirit of innovation through key initiatives such as InvEnt, which we believe can contribute significantly to India's continued growth and development."

The 2014 "InvEnt" Scholars in India
 College Student
   Birla Institute of Technology & Science
Piyush Kumar Jain M.
 Electronics and Instrumentation
 Dhairik Fuletra
 Industrial Engineering
 Avinash N. Rao
 Electronics and Instrumentation
  M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology
 Priya N.
 Electronics and Instrumentation
 Gandhar Ajit Kunte
 Mechanical Engineering
 PVG College of Engineering and Technology
 Tikore Abhjit Laxman
 Mechanical Engineering
 Eesha Shyam Deshpande
 Mechanical Engineering
 Rajat Kumar Maurya
 Mechanical Engineering
 Shantanu Prashant Deshpande
 Mechanical Engineering
 Neha Uday Sathe
 Mechanical Engineering

Additional details about the Avery Dennison Foundation scholarship program can be found here.

About the Avery Dennison Foundation
The Avery Dennison Foundation's mission is to advance the causes of education and sustainability in the communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work.

About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry.
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For more information, please contact:

Alicia Maddox, +(1) 626 304-2120

Ken Chung, +(852) 3191 4382

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