NEENAH, Wis., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced the recipients of its 2019 Bright Futures Scholarship Program. In Neenah, headquarters of Kimberly-Clark's North America Consumer Business, college scholarships have been awarded to the following high school seniors:
"We are proud to recognize these outstanding students with a 2019 Bright Futures scholarship award," said Kim Underhill, President of Kimberly-Clark's North America Consumer Business. "We are pleased to support their pursuit of higher education and wish them the best for their continued academic success."
Marking its 27th 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. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.
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 $920,000 were awarded to 46 students across the United States and Canada. Since its inception, the program has granted over $42 million in scholarships to more than 2,100 students.
This year's awardees will attend top colleges and universities such as Boston University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.
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About the Kimberly-Clark Foundation
The Kimberly-Clark Foundation is the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and is dedicated to supporting and strengthening families around the world. For more information, visit http://www.kimberly-clark.com/ourcompany/community/kc_foundation.aspx.
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