Whirlpool Foundation Announces 2015 Sons & Daughters Scholarship Winners

Jun 5, 2015 1:00 PM ET

June 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Each spring, the Whirlpool Foundation bestows several scholarships to the children of Whirlpool Corporation employees. A total of eighteen $24,000 Scholarships, thirteen $2,500 Honor Awards, and seven $1,000 Incentive Awards draw out the best and brightest among high school seniors across Whirlpool locations in the United States.

"I am consistently impressed by the caliber of students applying for this scholarship each year,” says Jeff Noel, President of the Whirlpool Foundation. “While Whirlpool Corporation is the largest home appliance company in the world, our values remain rooted in the small, family-owned business the Upton’s started almost 104 years ago. We share in the pride our employees have for their children and are quite pleased in the way they, through their parents’ guidance, represent us in our communities. Noel added.

The merit-based program in conducted in as fair a way as possible. Each competition site is established based upon employee population allowing each applicant the same percentage chance of winning an award. Community leaders are utilized as judges, not Whirlpool employees. Applications are evaluated on grades, test scores, activities, awards, essay and references. Based on application scores, finalists are chosen to move on to a final round of interviews. A special program is used to weight the scores in each area for both the application and interview round with the judges unaware of the weighting scale. The combined scores determine the winners of the Scholarship and Honor Awards and then Incentive Awards are chosen through a random drawing of all remaining original applicants. 

Congratulations to all of our 2015 Whirlpool Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program winners:

Amana, IA Operations

Scholarship Award      Honor Award      Incentive Award

Noelle Martin             Kyle Miner           Emily Garthwaite

Minsu Song               Sebrina Webster    Alyanna Subayno


Cleveland, TN Operations & Customer eXperience Center

Scholarship Award      Honor Award      Incentive Award

Mary Klepzig              Abigail Bentley    Emily Clark


Clyde, OH Operations

Scholarship Award      Honor Award        Incentive Award

Adrienne Gillett          Kayla Brown         Alyssa Schwochow

Benjamin Hohman      Aaron Klohn         Karly Rupert


Field Sales (Part of the Field Competition)

Scholarship Award                               Honor Award           Incentive Award

Grant Briers* Alexandra Child               Chris Muzquiz          Samantha Williams


Findlay, OH Operations

Scholarship Award              Honor Award         Incentive Award

Jacob Hill                           Christy Wickiser     Rebecca Brinkman

                                        Rachel Welch         Alexis Youngpeter


Greenville, OH Operations (Part of the Field Competition)

Scholarship Award      Honor Award       Incentive Award

Cameron Murphy


Knoxville, TN Reporting Functions (Part of the Field Competition)

Scholarship Award          Honor Award              Incentive Award

Christian Bruner


Marion, OH Operations

Scholarship Award                      Honor Award                     Incentive Award

Kyle Deistler                              Makayla Hopple                 Jacob Lester

Ian Jones                                  Jessica Kinney                    Kacy Worley


Tulsa, OK Operations (Part of the Field Competition)

Scholarship Award                     Honor Award                      Incentive Award

Cayla Ray


Twin City Reporting Functions

Scholarship Award              Honor Award         Incentive Award

Erin Bruce                         Andrew Schmidt    Connor Ashley

                                       Tyler Darr              Rachel Thursby

                                                                   Zachary McCallister


* Whirlpool Foundation also recognizes Grant Briers of the Field Sales Organization. Grant won a four-year scholarship through the 2015 Field Competition, however, due to additional scholarship awards that will pay for his educational needs, he declined funding from his Sons & Daughter Scholarship. His choice has enabled another student to receive these scholarship funds.

“Grant has admirably represented the values that Whirlpool Corporation and Whirlpool Foundation hold dear,” said Candy Garman, manager, Whirlpool Foundation. “This special individual, along with all of our winners, have much to be proud of and will continue to accomplish a great deal in the future.”

The Whirlpool Foundation was established over half a century ago with the intent of improving the quality of life in the communities where Whirlpool operates. Starting in 1952, the Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program has provided more than 1,900 scholarships and honor awards totaling more than 16 million dollars. More information about the Whirlpool Foundation can be found online at www.whirlpoolcorp.com or by calling 269-923-5580.