Caroline Alexander, a 2015 graduate of Effingham County High School, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. She is the daughter of Joel and Kelly Alexander. Joel is an engineer at Georgia-Pacific’s Savannah River Mill.
Each year, the company awards 50 scholarships to the children of employees across the country. Alexander received her scholarship during the ECHS awards night, and she was honored recently during a recognition lunch hosted at the Savannah River Mill in her honor.
“Providing our employees’ children with the G-P Foundation scholarship opportunity is a valuable element of our mill’s commitment to excellence in education,” said Monty Brown, vice president of manufacturing at the Savannah River Mill. “It gives us a meaningful way to recognize students like Caroline for their outstanding academic achievements and to assist our employees as they invest in their children’s futures.”
The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees’ Children awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of full time college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first, for a total maximum award of $8,000.
Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded 1,400 scholarships totaling $11.4 million. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time employees of Georgia-Pacific in the U.S.
“We’re very proud to support our employees’ children through the Georgia-Pacific scholarship program,” said Curley M. Dossman Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation.
“Investing in education has always been an important focus for us, but this program is especially meaningful because our employees are directly impacted. We look forward to helping these students on their path to academic success.”