This year, Kimberly-Clark celebrates the 24th year of the Bright Futures program and is awarding college scholarships totaling $1.18 million to 59 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across 13 states and Canada. Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $38 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students.
Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.
"Every year, our selection committee is very impressed with the scholarship applications we receive from the children of our employees," said Tom Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. "We are pleased to be able to offer a program like Bright Futures to help them pursue higher education and achieve their dreams. There is no more important investment we can make than in our next generation of leaders."
The average GPA for this year's scholarship class is 3.88, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as Southern Methodist University,Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and Dartmouth College. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.
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