Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.1 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America

May 12, 2015 12:00 PM ET

DALLASMay 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- This year, Kimberly-Clark celebrates the 23rd year of the Bright Futures program and is awarding college scholarships totaling $1.1 million to 55 children of K-C employees across 13 states and Canada. 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 $37 million in scholarships to more than 1900 students.

Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.

"Our selection committee was again very impressed with the graduating high school seniors who applied for this scholarship," said 
Tom Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. "We are proud to offer a program like Bright Futures to allow the children of our employees to follow their dreams and pursue an education that will last a lifetime. Bright Futures is a worthy and valuable investment in our future generation of leaders."

The average GPA for this year's scholarship class is 3.94, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as Harvard, New York University, University of Southern California and Georgia Institute of Technology. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.

Click here for more information on this year's award recipients.

About the Kimberly-Clark Foundation
The Kimberly-Clark Foundation is the charitable arm of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and is dedicated to supporting and strengthening families around the world. For more information, visit

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