June 01, 2016

Alcoa Foundation awards three tertiary scholarships


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Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients back (l-r) Sarah Hatch and Alex Herbert Hatch; Mathew Cox and Julian Cox; front (l-r) Corrina Gosby and Marcy Gosby.

The Alcoa Foundation has awarded three West Australian high school students each with a US$4,000 scholarship to support their tertiary education in 2017. 
 
The competitive Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program rewards students who are children of Alcoa employees that demonstrate excellence in leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism and community service.
 
The three West Australian recipients were among hundreds of high school students globally who applied for the sought-after scholarships. They intend to study at leading Australian universities in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering and Biomedical and Veterinarian Sciences.
 
They are:
Corrina Gosby from Frederick Irwin Anglican School in Mandurah
Sarah Hatch from Presbyterian’s Ladies College in Cottesloe
Julian Cox  from Aquinas College in Perth
 
Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker said the company was proud to support young people both committed to their education and striving to make a positive difference in the world.
 
“By providing these scholarships, we hope to inspire and help students to excel in their future studies and one day become community leaders.”
 
Frederick Irwin Anglican School student Corrina Gosby, is extremely grateful for the scholarship, thanking both Alcoa and her family. 
 
“I thank Alcoa for providing this amazing opportunity to young students all around the world and my parents for always pushing me to reach my potential,” Corrina said.
 
“After I graduate I would really like to make a difference to the Australian environment through conservation of our unique ecosystems and by creating a sustainable world in which people can diminish their carbon footprints on an individual level.”
 
The Alcoa Foundation awarded 250 students with scholarships in 2016. These students represent 73 Alcoa locations in 11 countries. 2016 is the third year the scholarships have been offered in Australia.
 
Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognised outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than US$20.7 million in scholarships to more than 3,800 students.
 
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Media contact:         
Corporate Affairs Officer: Cheri Hodgson, cheri.hodgson@alcoa.com.au, 9557 4163.
 
About Alcoa Foundation
 Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $480 million. Founded 64 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $635 million in communities worldwide. In 2015, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations 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 2015, 47 percent of Alcoa employees took part in 1,000 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 300,000 people and 400 nonprofit 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.