Portland, Maine (PressExposure) July 13, 2011 -- As part of the scholarship, Cartier will receive $1,000 from Haley's Tire to go towards her studies. In addition, she will also receive $1,000 from the New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA), of which Haley's Tire is a member, as part of the Association's matching program.
"We set up our scholarship specifically to help Maine residents further their education," said Tim Haley, owner of Haley's Tire and Service Center. "It's doubly satisfying that this year's scholarship goes to a deserving student like Nicole who is from one of the towns where we have a store and that NETSA chose to match the award. Nicole has a very bright future ahead of her and we hope this helps her get there."
Cartier is a 2010 graduate of Biddeford High School. She's enrolled in Babson College's accounting program and is slated to graduate in 2014. While in school, Cartier works for Babson's Undergraduate Center for Career Development. She is also employed by the Southern Maine Medical Center.
In addition to its scholarship, Haley's Tire takes part in a number of charitable endeavors in the four communities it serves: Biddeford, Falmouth, Augusta and Bangor. That includes:
Maine Audubon Society
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Habitat for Humanity
Cancer Community Center
Boys & Girls Club
Friends of Casco Bay-Casco Baykeepers
Young Life Casco Bay
National MS Society- New England Chapter
YMCA of Casco Bay
Falmouth Lion's Club
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
In addition, Tim Haley is also a member of the local Salvation Army's Board of Directors and a leading fundraiser/participant for the Pan Mass Challenge bike ride.
"We sell nationally known brands like Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly Tires, but when you get right down to it, we are a Maine company owned and operated by a Maine family," said Haley. "Helping out our own is a Maine tradition and we get quite a bit of satisfaction in the causes we help in the communities we serve."
Frederick Haley, Jr. and Frederick Haley founded Haley's Tire in 1970 with its Biddeford store located at 124 Elm Street. An authorized Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly Tires dealer, Haley Tire's also offers repair services, including oil changes, alignments, brakes service (including free brake inspections), transmission maintenance, computerized engine analysis and much more at all four locations.
For more information about Haley's Tire, including store locations and directions, please visit [http://www.haleystire.com] .