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.
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.
Tabitha is the daughter of David and Samantha D'Amato. Mrs. D'Amato is a senior manager of business analysis for Georgia-Pacific. At Dacula High School, Tabitha was a member of the National Honor Society, earned the Director's Award for the school chorus, and the Coaches and Leadership Awards for football Cheerleading.
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.
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.