Yesterday, Kimberly-Clark announced the recipients of its 2022 Bright Futures Scholarships. In Huntsville, where Kimberly-Clark has a tissue manufacturing facility, college scholarships were awarded to:
· Grace Gaughan, a senior at Huntsville High School and the daughter of Erin and Terry Gaughan, who plans to attend the University of Ottawa; and
· Chloe Punkari, a senior at Huntsville High School and the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Punkari, who plans to attend the University of Toronto.
“We are excited that Kimberly-Clark is supporting the Huntsville family by awarding two of our students with scholarships,” said April Burke, plant manager. “On behalf of the Huntsville mill, we would like to congratulate Grace and Chloe for their accomplishments. We wish them well in their studies.”
Now in its 30th year, Bright Futures provides scholarship grants worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, to children of Kimberly-Clark employees in North America. Recipients are selected based on academic performance, community service, work experience, and involvement in extracurricular activities.
This year, Kimberly-Clark has awarded Bright Futures scholarships totaling $980,000 to 49 students in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, the program has granted $46 million in scholarships to nearly 2,300 students.
The average GPA for this year’s Bright Futures scholarship class is 3.96. Awardees will attend leading colleges and universities including Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Wisconsin. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces, and engineering.
Established in 1952, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation is the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and is dedicated to supporting global causes that create lasting social change. supporting and strengthening families around the world. Together with funding from the corporation and employees, its primary focus is on social and community investments that increase access to sanitation, help women and children thrive, and empower women and girls.
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