Tyler Webb of Diboll Wins 2018 Georgia-Pacific College Scholarship

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Tyler Webb, a senior at Diboll High School, is the recipient of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. Webb is one of only 50 graduating seniors across the country who were awarded an academic scholarship. Congratulating Webb are (l to r) Yana Ogletree, GP Public Affairs Manager for Texas & Louisiana; Joshua Webb, Tyler’s father; and Pat Aldred, GP Vice President/General Manager of Composite Panels.

Tyler Webb, a senior at Diboll High School has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. He is the son of Joshua and Delana Webb. Joshua works as a Systems Engineer at Georgia-Pacific’s lumber facility in Diboll, Pineland and DeQuincy. Each year the company awards 50 scholarships to the children of employees across the country.

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 1,500 scholarships totaling $12 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 United States. More than 256 applications were received for the 2018 scholarship program.

“Awarding scholarships to the children of Georgia-Pacific employees is particularly rewarding – we congratulate the students on their hard work and superior academic achievements,” said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. “We look forward to their continued leadership and wish them success in the next phase of their academic career.”

Education is a cornerstone of Georgia-Pacific’s community investment. Across the country, the company supports a wide array of community-based educational programs including ones that boost literacy, get public school kids interested in STEM and train teachers so they can take their skills to the next level.

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