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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