DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark will award college scholarships totaling $1.26 million to 63 children of K-C employees across 17 states and Canada as part of its Bright Futures program.
Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 1,800 students.
Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.
"Kimberly-Clark is pleased to be able to offer a program like Bright Futures Scholars to the children of our employees," said Tom Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. "There is no more important investment we can make than in our next generation of leaders. We wish them all the best with their college experience and beyond."
The average GPA for this year's scholarship class is 3.94, and awardees will attend top colleges and universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Cornell and Stanford. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.
The Kimberly-Clark Foundation is the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Kimberly-Clark’s brands include Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend.