RACINE, Wis., (June 6, 2017) – SC Johnson, the maker of trusted brands like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, is pleased to announce that its Young Leaders Scholarship program has awarded more than $300,000 to 61 students for the 2017/2018 academic school year. SC Johnson established the Young Leaders Scholarship program in 2002 and has assisted 255 students with more than $4.3 million in scholarships since the program's inception.
"SC Johnson is delighted to support these young leaders from Racine as they pursue their academic goals at college and vocational schools," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "We are proud to provide this long-term investment in education through the Young Leaders Scholarship program. Congratulations to all these students. We expect to hear great things from them.”
The program, now in its 14th year, granted 16 new scholarships and renewed 45 scholarships for those who remain in good academic standing and attend an accredited school.
This year's new recipients include: Shayla B. Bedford (J.I. Case High School), Katherine A. Bydalek (Horlick High School), Miachla O. Hamilton (Washington Park High School), Isabella E. Huizar (Washington Park High School), Kaitlin R. Hutchinson (Walden III High School), Amanda T. Kemper (J.I. Case High School), Deirdra M. Lambright (J.I. Case High School), Ethan T. Letsch (St. Catherine’s High School), Erin E. Long (J.I. Case High School), Ashley M. Marweg (Racine Lutheran High School), Kayla C. McNeal (J.I. Case High School), Karina Mora (The Real School), Collin N. Nguyen (J.I. Case High School), Jocelin Reynosa Urenda (J.I. Case High School), Tamira E. Story (St. Catherine’s High School) and Gabrielle N. Young (Washington Park High School).
All Racine-area seniors are eligible to apply with the exception of dependents of SC Johnson people, retirees and shareholders, who qualify separately for the SC Johnson Sons and Daughters Scholarship program. To be eligible to apply for a Young Leaders Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate economic need, have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school.
Scholarships are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability. Each recipient receives a scholarship of up to $5,000 with the ability to renew it for three additional years. The scholarships are awarded by SC Johnson Giving, Inc., the grant-making arm of SC Johnson. The program is administered by Scholarship America.
SC Johnson works to make lives better in the communities in which it does business. Since 1937, the company has given 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities - areas of giving include: community and economic development; education; environment and sustainability; social services; health and wellness; and art, culture and the humanities.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com