June 15, 2015

Alcoa Foundation awards seven sought-after scholarships


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Proud parents Mark and Beth Butler with daughter Chloe, Stuart Humble with son Michael and Ray Howell with daughter Cassie.

The Alcoa Foundation has awarded seven Australian high school students with a US$4,000 scholarship to support their tertiary education in 2016.
 
The competitive Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program honours students demonstrating excellence in leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism and community service and who are children of Alcoa employees.
 
2015 is the second year the scholarships have been offered in Australia. Hundreds of high school students globally apply for the sought-after scholarships and five Western Australian and two Victorian students were selected this year.
 
The seven students intend to study at leading Australian universities in the fields of chemical engineering, international law, environmental science, psychology, civil engineering and project management and sports science.

They are:

Fraser Fullerton from St Mark’s Anglican Community School in Hillarys, WA
Jana Ilievski from Perth Modern School in Subiaco, WA
Chloe Butler and Cassie Howell from Frederick Irwin Anglican School in Mandurah, WA
Michael Humble from Mandurah Catholic College in Mandurah, WA
Grace Davey from Bayview College in Portland, Victoria
Claire Outtram from Hamilton and Alexandra College in Portland, Victoria
 
Alcoa of Australia’s Managing Director Alan Cransberg said the company was proud to support young people committed to education and striving to be tomorrow’s leaders.
 
“This program aligns perfectly with Alcoa’s vision to ‘advance each generation’ as we look for young people who value education but also have attributes to make a positive difference in society and the communities where they live,” Alan said.
 
“In today’s society, most employers look for people with some sort of post-secondary education as it provides a solid base in the career path they want to pursue. We are proud that these scholarships will help develop tomorrow’s employees and leaders.”
 
Frederick Irwin Anglican School student Chloe Butler was ecstatic when told she had won a scholarship.
 
“I knew there would be many applicants from around the world so didn’t think I would be awarded a scholarship to help with my university costs,” Chloe said.
 
“I want to study psychology at the University of Western Australia and eventually work as a Child Psychologist or with youth.
 
“I’m very appreciative and would like to thank the Alcoa Foundation for running this fantastic program.”
 
The Alcoa Foundation awarded 233 students with scholarships in 2015. These students represent 32 Alcoa locations in five countries.
 
Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognised outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than US$20.4 million in scholarships to nearly 3,800 students.
 
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Media contact

Alcoa Senior Communications Advisor: Jane McGuire, jane.mcguire@alcoa.com.au, 0410 694 676.
 
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States of America, with assets of approximately $475 million. Founded 63 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $615 million in communities worldwide. In 2014, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to non-profit organisations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow's leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa's thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company's signature Month of Service program, in 2014, 58 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,000 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 700,000 people and 500 non-profit organizations. For more information, visit alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.
 
About Alcoa
A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our approximately 59,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.