Kimberly-Clark Corporation has announced the recipients of its 2020 Bright Futures scholarships. In Huntsville, where Kimberly-Clark has a tissue manufacturing facility, college scholarships were awarded to:
• Madison Buck, a senior at Huntsville High School and the daughter of Jason and Paula Buck, who plans to attend Brock University;
• Aria Platts-Boyle, a senior at Huntsville High School and the daughter of Emma Platts-Boyle and Chris Boyle, who plans to attend Carleton University; and
• Emma Punkari, a senior at Huntsville High School and the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Punkari, who plans to attend Western University.
The students were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.
“We are proud to present these outstanding students with Bright Futures college scholarships in recognition of their academic accomplishments,” said Erin Gaughan, operations manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Huntsville facility. “We are pleased to support them as they pursue their studies in higher education, and we wish them continued success.”
Marking its 28th year, the Bright Futures program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and 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. This year, scholarships totaling $900,000 were awarded to 45 students across the United States and Canada. Since its inception, the program has granted nearly $44 million in scholarships to more than 2,200 students.
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