DIBOLL, TEXAS (MAY 26, 2020)…Autumn Greene, a graduating senior at Hudson ISD has
been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship.
She is the daughter of Mark and Michaelyn Greene. Mark is an Information Technology Lead at
Georgia-Pacific’s Diboll Regional Office.
Autumn and fellow students were forced to finish their high school careers through
virtual learning. They face the beginning of their college experience unsure if it will begin on
time. Despite that, Autumn has hopes of attending the University of Texas in the Fall and
majoring in Classical Studies.
Georgia-Pacific awards 50 scholarships each year to the children of employees across
the country. The scholarship 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.
“The COVID-19 shutdown has cost these young people a huge part of their educational
experience,” said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. “It is vital
that we continue to support their academic success and remind them that their futures remain
Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded nearly 1,600
scholarships totaling nearly $13 million. The program is administered by the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time, U.S.-based employees of
Georgia-Pacific. About 300 applications were received this year.
Education is a cornerstone of Georgia-Pacific’s community investment. Across the
country, the company supports a wide array of public school and community based educational
programs. Investment support includes programs that boost literacy, promote STEM and
STEAM interest and train educators to take their skills to the next level of teaching and learning.