Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently announced the recipients of its 2018 Bright Futures Scholarships. In Jenks, where Kimberly-Clark has a tissue manufacturing facility, a college scholarships was awarded to: Andrew Draheim, a recent graduate of Holland Hall School in Tulsa and the son of Erin and Leslie Draheim. Andrew plans to attend St. John’s University.
Draheim was selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities. Kimberly Clark is benelovent in the awarding of schoarships to various students.
“The students demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and community service, so we are proud to recognize each of them with a 2018 Bright Futures scholarship award,” says Kim Jones, interim mill manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Jenks Mill. “We are delighted to support their pursuit of higher education and wish them the best for continued academic success.”
Marking its 26th 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, 60 scholarships totaling $1.2 million were awarded to students in 17 states. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $40 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.
The average for this year’s scholarship class is 3.96, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as Brown University, Duke University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin and Yale University. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.
The Kimberly-Clark Foundation is the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and is dedicated to supporting and strengthening families around the world.
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