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Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently announced the winners of the prestigious 2017 Bright Futures Scholarship Program. In Huntsville, where Kimberly-Clark has a tissue manufacturing facility, college scholarships were awarded to three Huntsville High School students:
- Andrea Alldred, daughter of Rick Alldred and Pam Alldred, who plans to attend the University of Guelph;
- Sarah Hutchison, daughter of Doug Hutchison and Debra Ellison, who plans to attend the University of Guelph;
- Shavon Stafford, daughter of Chris and Anneke Stafford, who plans to attend Carleton University.
“We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these outstanding students and are honored to award these Bright Futures scholarships,” said Rene Landry, Product Supply Plant Manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Huntsville Mill. “We wish them the best as they pursue their higher education.”
Celebrating its 25th year, the Bright Futures program awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $39 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.
This year, 54 scholarships totaling $1.08 million were awarded to students in Canada and 18 U.S. states. Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.
The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.88, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and Dartmouth College. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.