Scholarship awarded

Kimberly-Clark announced it has awarded Bright Futures college scholarships to 47 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. The high school seniors were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and extracurricular activities.

Now in its 32nd year, Bright Futures provides scholarship grants worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. The program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and has awarded $47 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students since its inception.

“This class of Bright Futures students have shown great commitment both to their academics and service within their community,” says Russ Torres, North American Group president, Kimberly-Clark. “We are honored to support these students and look forward to seeing them excel in their pursuit of higher education.”

The average GPA for this year's Bright Futures scholarship class is 3.97. Awardees will attend leading colleges and universities, including Cornell University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces, and engineering.