As the President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox has been an integral part of one of the foundation’s newest education initiatives, the Spirit of Invention InvEnt Scholarship. The scholarship was created to recognize and reward students who show, an aptitude for invention, innovation, and overall academic excellence.
Alicia Procello Maddox and her team at Avery Dennison created the scholarship mainly for the benefit of students in China and India, who excel in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. By helping to create the scholarship, Alicia Procello Maddox is providing students with much needed funds to purchase books, as well as cover associated expenses of schooling. In her time with Avery Dennison, Alicia Procello Maddox has made a number of amazing strides for people, young and old in China and India, and the InvEnt scholarship allows young adults who previously would not have any means of affording a higher education, the opportunity to attend college. The scholarship is something that the foundation hopes to be able to provide to students in many different countries every year, making it an annual act of educational enrichment. This goes along with Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison’s efforts to bolster the economies as well as the quality of life for those living in the countries where they have factories.
Many corporations should learn from the actions of Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison. Not only have they provided jobs to underprivileged regions like China and India but they are now providing the younger generations with an opportunity to strengthen their education systems, as well as providing the leaders of the future with knowledge and skills in important developmental fields like engineering, science, and technology. Hopefully with the contributions of Alicia Procello Maddox and others like her, generations to come in the underserved world can live a fruitful and prosperous future, with the enrichment of education.