May 31, 2012
Students win Alcoa Foundation scholarships
Alcoa Warrick Operations has three students honored in competitive scholarship program
Alcoa Warrick Operations announced today that three Tri-State students have been named winners of Alcoa Foundation scholarships, providing merit-based assistance during their upcoming college careers.
Each student has been awarded a renewable scholarship, payable in four separate annual installments of $1,500 each year.
The award is part of Alcoa Foundation’s Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by graduating high school seniors whose parents are employed by Alcoa. The students received the scholarships based on academic achievement and potential, leadership ability, volunteerism/community service, and character. They were selected by a national panel of university professionals.
Managers from Alcoa Warrick Operations recently recognized the winners and their parents during recognition programs at the high schools and at a separate event, hosted by Warrick Operations at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Alcoa Foundation will assist 164 students in the United States with their undergraduate college education. These students represent 45 Alcoa locations in 19 states. Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than $19 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 students.
- Heath Abney is the son of Barry Abney, a maintenance planner for Warrick Primary Metals, and Debbie Abney of Owensboro, Ky. Heath was a student at Daviess County High School, and he plans to attend the University of Kentucky, studying biology.
- Dallas Amber Dohrn is the daughter of Brad Woosley, a mechanical maintenance employee, and Priscilla of Henderson, Ky. Dallas graduated from Henderson County High School, and she plans to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville, studying nursing.
- Katlyn Summerville is the daughter of Charles and Denise Summerville, an employee of Global Primary Products - based in Warrick. Katlyn was a student at Reitz High School in Evansville, and she plans to attend Ball State University’s Honors College, studying psychology and theatre production.