Cooper Tires awards inaugural Centennial Scholarships to three students. The new scholarship program began this year after it was instituted in 2014 to commemorate Cooper’s 100th anniversary. The goal of the program, which issues awards annually, is to help the children of Cooper employees continue their post-secondary education with an emphasis on those who intend to pursue careers related to manufacturing.
The three students – Alexandria Magyar, Garrett Schrum and Adam Seltz (below) – were selected as winners from more than 30 applicants nationwide, and will each receive US$1,000 awards to continue their studies.
Cooper chairman, CEO and president, Roy Armes, said, “We are extremely proud of this group of students. Each of them is exemplary in their studies, earning grade point averages well over 4.0, and each submitted outstanding essays regarding the importance of manufacturing in the global economy.
“In addition, each of them participated in extracurricular activities and helped in their communities. We had many qualified applicants on a national basis, and after narrowing the field, the independent committee that selects the winners had the difficult task of naming just three to receive our inaugural scholarships.”
The scholarship is administered by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.
June 3 ,2015