Children of Alcoa employees win scholarships

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The sons and daughters of five employees from Alcoa Warrick Operations have each been awarded college scholarships from the Alcoa Foundation.

The award is part of Alcoa Foundation’s “Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program,” established more than 60 years ago, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by high school seniors.

The scholarship provides $1,000 for each of the four years at a college or university.

“We are extremely proud of the students who were selected to join a prestigious group from across the U.S. and world,” said Jeff Boris, Location Manager for the packaging division at Warrick Operations. “They have all accomplished so much.”

Since 1953, the Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement, leadership and volunteer community service by awarding more than $20 million to nearly 3,800 students. The program is open to the children of active full-time employees of Alcoa and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Alcoa Foundation will assist 250 students with their undergraduate college education. These students represent 73 Alcoa locations in 11 countries.

The final sections were made by a panel of judges convened by the International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a scholarship administration service that oversees programs for several Fortune 500 companies. Winners were determined based on academic achievement, leadership, volunteerism/community service and character.

In 2015, the Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering.

The students selected from Alcoa Warrick Operations:

Bailey Barrett, daughter of Scott Barrett, Ingot Casting Operator. Bailey is a graduate of Southridge High School, where she was a member of the student council and National Honor Society. She is active in Peers Educating Peers, Students Against Destructive Decisions, German Club and St. Mary’s Youth Group. She was a cheerleader, the track manager and participates in swimming and diving. Bailey plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to study elementary education.

Aaron Dowell, son of Steve Dowell, Power Market and Systems Manager, Warrick Power Plant. Aaron is a graduate of Castle High School, where he was a member of the student council. He was also active in football and weightlifting and worked on the yearbook. Aaron plans to attend the University of Evansville as a pre-med student with a focus on neuroscience.

Evan Dowell, son of Steve Dowell, Power Market and Systems Manager, Warrick Power Plant. Evan is a graduate of Castle High School, where he was involved in football, wrestling, unified track and weightlifting. Evan plans to attend the University of Evansville as a pre-med student with a focus on neuroscience.

Mercy Fulton, daughter of Jonathan Fulton, Finishing Maintenance Coordinator. Mercy is a graduate of the Fulton Bayside Academy. Mercy’s activities include playing the piano, running, basketball, kayaking, church worship team, homeschool co-op and church ministry. Mercy plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to study elementary education.

Hannah Patterson, daughter of David Patterson, Central Services Mechanic. Hannah is a graduate of Tecumseh High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in student government. She was also active in Tribe, Yellowbanks Mixers and worked on student publications. Hannah is president of her 4-H Club, active in a youth group and serves as a peer tutor. Hannah plans to attend the University of Evansville and study biology.

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