Sophia Dicarlo, a recent graduate of Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. She is the daughter of Tom and Lisa DiCarlo. Tom is a chemical engineer for Georgia-Pacific.
Each year, the company awards 50 scholarships to children of employees across the country.
“We’re very proud to support our employees’ children through this program,” said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. “Investing in education has always been an important focus for us, but this program is especially meaningful because our employees are directly impacted. We look forward to helping these students on their path to academic success.”
At Whitewater High School, Sophia was in the marching band, the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society. This fall she is starting at Georgia College and State University, where she will study mathematics and English in hopes of becoming a teacher.
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.
Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded 1,400 scholarships totaling $11.4 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.
Across the country, Georgia-Pacific supports a wide array of community-based educational programs that help transition students from school to the workforce with scholarships, job readiness training, and technical programs. Georgia-Pacific believes in helping people with the skills needed to succeed and move forward in today’s workplace.
For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit www.gp.com/gpfoundation.