Children of employees at Warrick Operations win Alcoa Foundation Scholarships
Alcoa Warrick Operations today announced that the sons and daughters of eight employees have each been awarded four-year, $6,000 college scholarships from the Alcoa Foundation.
The award is part of Alcoa Foundation’s “Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program,” established 60 years ago, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by high school seniors.
“We are extremely proud of the students who were selected to join a prestigious group from across the U.S.,” said Ed Hemmersbach, the V.P. of Manufacturing for Alcoa’s Global Packaging business unit in North America. “They have all accomplished so much.”
The scholars from Warrick Operations join 176 winners from 42 other Alcoa locations in 18 states. The final sections were made by a panel of judges convened by the International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a scholarship administration service that oversees programs for several Fortune 500 companies. Winners were determined based on academic achievement, leadership, volunteerism/community service and character.
Since 1953, the Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than $19.8 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students.
The students selected from Alcoa Warrick Operations:
Kayla Bargeloh is the son of Chuck Bargeloh, a mechanical engineer for Global Rolled Products, and Kelly Bargeloh of Newburgh, Ind. Kayla was a student at Castle High School, and she plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana, studying biochemistry.
Mary Lynn Dennis is the daughter of Alfred Dennis, a coating scientist, and Margaret Dennis of Newburgh, Ind. The graduate of Castle High School plans to attend Purdue University, beginning with exploratory studies.
Taylor Dolletzki is the son of Tim Dolletzki, the manager of the Ingot Department, and Lori Dolletzki of Evansville, Ind. The graduate of Mater Dei High School plans to attend Indiana University and study business, law and Spanish.
Emily Grimm is the daughter of Mark Grimm, a plant protection officer, nd Cheryl Grimm of Newburgh, Ind. She completed her high school studies as a home school student and plans to attend Purdue University, beginning with exploratory studies.
Alexis Griswold is the daughter of Victor Griswold, a process engineer in the smelter, and Debbie Griswold of Newburgh. She graduates from Castle High School and plans to attend Purdue University, majoring in elementary education.
Keith Hurst is the son of Roger Hurst, smelting electrical maintenance, and Sheila Hurst of Ferdinand, Ind. The graduate of Forest Park High School plans to attend Purdue University, studying law & society and accounting.
Heather K. Underhill is the daughter of Terry Underhill, finishing electrical maintenance, and Pamela Underhill of Huntingburg, Ind. The graduate of Southridge High School plans to attend the University of Evansville, studying mathematics – secondary education.
Danielle Nicole Wire is the daughter of Ronald Wire, a general production operator, and JoAnn Lynn Wire of Boonville, Ind. The graduate of Boonville High School will attend the University of Southern Indiana, studying computer information systems.
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US$460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US$570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 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 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.