Nokian Tyres Inc. has chosen the winners of its inaugural Nokian Tyres Scholarship for graduates of Rhea County High School, the hometown school of the company's U.S. tire plant in Tennessee.
Graduates Saeri Goins and Crista Brumberlow were chosen for their academic accomplishments as well as their passion for environmental sustainability, which were primary factors in the scholarship selection process.
Goins and Brumberlow each will receive one-time awards. The scholarships are part of Nokian’s Road to Sustainable Success, a three-pronged initiative to support education, fund scholarships and advocate for sustainability in Southeast Tennessee.
Brumberlow plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Martin, where she will pursue a STEM-related major. "I am honored to have support in my journey to success and immensely grateful to be awarded this scholarship to help acquire my long-term goal of attending a university."
Goins plans to major in biology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “I am so thankful for this scholarship, not only because it will help with tuition costs, but also because of the environmental lesson I gained through the application process,” Goins said. “The Nokian Tyres Scholarship is not just helping me pay for my future; it is setting me up for success as an individual in my community.”