By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com
Brookwood High School graduate Stephen An has won an $8,000 college scholarship from Georgia-Pacific. He will attend the University of Georgia in the fall.

More than $12 Million Awarded Since Program Inception

Stephen An, a recent graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. Each year, the company awards 50 scholarships to children of employees across the country. Georgia-Pacific presented Stephen with the scholarship at an event earlier this month.

Stephen is the son of Yi-Sen An and Ling Chen. Mr. An is an IT manager for Georgia-Pacific. At Brookwood High School, Stephen was a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society and was an officer in the Future Business Leaders of America. He also performed at Carnegie Hall with the Brookwood Philharmonic Orchestra. This fall, Stephen will attend the University of Georgia with plans to follow his father into the world of computer science, hoping to become an applications programmer.

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.

"Awarding scholarships to the children of Georgia-Pacific employees is particularly rewarding – we congratulate the students on their hard work and superior academic achievements," said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. "We look forward to their continued leadership and wish them success in the next phase of their academic careers."

Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded 1,550 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 250 applications were received for the 2018 scholarship program.

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, get public school kids interested in STEM and train teachers 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, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly and creates 92,000 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 www.gp.com/gpfoundation.

Published: 2018-06-23 01:40