A Kossuth High School student has received a scholarship from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Katie Beth Newcomb was awarded a Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarship.
“Katie Beth has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community service, so we are proud to recognize her with a 2018 Bright Futures scholarship award,” said Beth Allen, product supply plant manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Corinth Mill. “We are delighted to support her pursuit of higher education and wish her the best for continued academic success.”
Newcomb, who is also the 2018 KHS valedictorian, will attend the University of North Alabama where she has been admitted into the honors college. She will major in nursing and plans to go to graduate school to become a pediatric nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.
She is the daughter of Shane and Karla Newcomb.
Marking its 26th year, the Bright Futures program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America.
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.
This year, 60 scholarships totaling $1.2 million were awarded to students in 17 states.
Since its inception, the program has awarded over $40 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.
The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.96, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as Brown University, Duke University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin and Yale University.
Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the Armed Forces and engineering.
KHS Student Awarded Kimberly-Clark Scholarship