SCA Helps 19 Wisconsin College Students with Scholarships
Company gives more than $60,000 in scholarships to children of SCA employees in U.S. and Canada for higher education in 2013-2014
NEENAH, Wis., June 25, 2013 – SCA, a global hygiene and forest-products company with local operations in the Fox Cities, has awarded 19 students from Wisconsin scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,500, as part of its annual scholarship program for children of employees.
This year, 42 high school seniors and college students received a combined total of $62,000 in SCA scholarships for their full-time education at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university in 2013-14. Since creating its annual scholarship program six years ago, the company has given more than $360,000 to high school seniors and college students.
This year’s SCA scholarship winners in Wisconsin include Samantha Singer of Waupaca, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, $1,000
“Our employees are the key to our success, and we are pleased to help their children pursue their careers by providing education scholarships,” said John O’Rourke, vice president human resources, SCA Americas. “These well-deserving young adults have demonstrated a deep commitment to their schools and communities that we are proud to support.”
An independent organization, Scholarship America, reviewed all the applications and selected the winners, based on their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and an outside appraisal.
SCA has approximately 930 employees in the Fox Cities, including 760 between its Menasha mill and Neenah converting facility and 170 at its Service Excellence Center in the town of Menasha. In addition to Wisconsin, SCA has U.S. operations in Alabama, Arizona, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania.
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest-products company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue and forest products. With sales in 100 countries, SCA has 36,000 employees and had revenue in 2012 of $13 billion. With nine manufacturing facilities across North America, the company’s Americas headquarters is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In North America, SCA produces the Tork® line of napkin, towel, tissue and wiper products used in commercial settings such as office buildings, restaurants, schools and healthcare facilities and the TENA® line of incontinence care products used by consumers at home and in healthcare facilities. TENA and Tork are the global leading brands in their categories. For more information, visit www.sca.com/us.