Brookwood High School graduate Allen Moore and Dacula High School graduate Tabitha D'Amato have won $8,000 college scholarships from Georgia-Pacific. They are pictured with Georgia-Pacific President and CEO Christian Fischer.

More than $12 Million Awarded Since Program Inception

Allen Moore, a recent graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville, and Tabitha D'Amato, a recent graduate of Dacula High School, have been selected to receive a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. Both plan to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech.

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Allen is the son of Paul and Elizabeth Moore. Mr. Moore is a senior IT manager for Georgia-Pacific. At Brookwood High School, Allen lettered in Marching Band in four straight years, was a member of the National Honor Society, and participated in the 2018 National Science Olympiad.

Brookwood High School graduate Allen Moore and Dacula High School graduate Tabitha D'Amato have won $8,000 college scholarships from Georgia-Pacific. They are pictured with Georgia-Pacific President and CEO Christian Fischer.Brookwood High School graduate Allen Moore and Dacula High School graduate Tabitha D'Amato have won $8,000 college scholarships from Georgia-Pacific. They are pictured with Georgia-Pacific President and CEO Christian Fischer.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. This year, Georgia-Pacific awarded $384,000, which will be distributed to 48 students across the country.

Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded nearly 1,600 scholarships totaling more than $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 200 applications were received this year.

"Georgia-Pacific is very proud to offer this scholarship program to our employees' children," said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. "The students' hard work, academic achievements, and perseverance are a reflection of their promising futures – we wish them continued success in the next phase of their academic careers."

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, inspire children to pursue STEAM fields and train educators so they can take their skills to the next level.

About Georgia-Pacific
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products, and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates 89,000 jobs indirectly. Founded in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has four key investment areas: education, community enrichment, environment, and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit gp.com/gpfoundation.

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