Film manufacturer Toray Plastics (America) Inc. announced today that it has donated $1 million to support graduate engineering fellowships at the University of Rhode Island. President and CEO Richard Schloesser noted that Toray's relationship with the university began more than 20 years ago. The company provides nearly four dozen scholarships each year to the best undergraduate engineering students at URI, as well as internships at the company's plant in North Kingstown, R.I. "Toray is committed to promoting excellence in higher education and to building strong partnerships within our community that enhance the lives of the people who live here and help foster innovation," Schloesser said in a news release. The company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc. Toray's donation was part of the University's "Making a Difference" capital campaign and directed to an initiative that specifically provides funding opportunities to prospective graduate students in engineering. The College of Engineering's Dean Ray Wright added: "Toray is a highly-valued partner of the College of Engineering, and we are grateful for its long-standing support on so many fronts."
Toray donates $1 million to University of Rhode Island
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