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Breithaupt awarded $6,000 Alcoa Foundation scholarship


Breithaupt Breithaupt ROCKDALE—Alcoa Rockdale Operations announced that Breann T. Breithaupt, daughter of Billy C. Breithaupt and Teresa Breithaupt of Rockdale, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation.

Breithaupt was selected by a panel of judges convened by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a scholarship administration service that oversees prog ra ms for several Fortune 500 companies. She was awarded the schola rship based on academic ac h ie vement , leadership, volunteerism/ community service, and character.

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

“We are extremely proud that Breann is among such a prestigious group of students who have all accomplished so much. We congratulate her parents Billy Breithaupt and Teresa Breithaupt on this recognition and wish her the best when she begins her college career at Texas A&M University in the fall” said Atomizer Manager John Garza.

While a student at Rockdale High School, Breithaupt participated in student council for four years, National Honor Society (serving as vice president her senior year), F.O.R. Club for two years, golf team for three years, volleyball team for three years, tennis team for two years and baseball manager for four years.

During the 2013- 2014 academic year, Alcoa Foundation will assist 176 students in the U. S. with their undergraduate college education. These students represent 43 Alcoa locations in 18 states.

Since 1953 , t he Sons a nd Daughters Scholarship Program has recognized outstanding academic achievement by awarding more than $19.8 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students. Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US $460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US $570 million since 1952.

In 2012, A lcoa Foundation contributed more than US$21 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 work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates.

Through the company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.alcoafoundation.com and follow @ AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.


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