Jackson Morgan of Alpharetta, Fulton Science Academy High School, son of Randall and Catherine Morgan; Kunal Potnis of Johns Creek, Northview High School, son of Prasad and Alka Potnis; David Purcell of Alpharetta, Alpharetta High School, son of Karen and Rick Purcell; Amanda Quirk of Johns Creek, Chattahoochee High School, daughter of Dr. Stephen Quirk and Dr. Anne Nelson; Daniel Ruprecht of Roswell, The McCallie School, son of Bob and Melissa Ruprecht and Judi Ruprecht.
Established in 1993, the Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees in the United States and Canada.
Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has distributed over $35 million in scholarships to more than 1,800 students.
“Kimberly-Clark is pleased to be able to offer a program like Bright Futures Scholars to the children of our employees,” said Joanne Bauer, president, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. “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 Foundation received 253 applications this year. The 63 recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Members of this year’s scholarship class will attend such top colleges and universities as Harvard, Duke, Columbia, Cornell, and Stanford. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering. The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.94.