Essity has awarded 49 students scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,500, as part of its annual scholarship program for children of employees.

This year, the students received a combined total of $74,500 in Essity scholarships to use toward their full-time education at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for the 2022-23 school year. Over the last 15 years, Essity has given $900,500 to high school seniors and college students.

“Our employees are the backbone of Essity, and we are pleased to support their children in achieving their academic goals” said Don Lewis, president of Essity’s Professional Hygiene business. “These capable young adults have demonstrated a deep commitment to their schools and communities, and we are proud to support them through our Essity scholarship award program.”

The recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and an outside appraisal.

In the United States and Canada, Essity proudly manufactures, sells and distributes products under the world-renowned brands Tork®(professional hygiene products), TENA®(incontinence and personal care products), JOBST®(compression therapy), Cutimed®(advanced wound care), Leukoplast®(acute wound care) and the orthopedic brands Delta-Cast®and Actimove®.