Jemison High grad gets GP scholarship

Published 11:24 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Georgia-Pacific scholarship recipient

A Jemison High School graduate was selected to receive a scholarship from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation.

Stephanie Hudman, a 2010 JHS grad, was recognized for her achievement during a recent reception held at the Georgia-Pacific Engineered Lumber Facility in Thorsby.

Hudman is the daughter of Mike Hudman, employee with Georgia-Pacific, and Sandra Hudman of Jemison.

“Thorsby Engineered Wood Lumber is very fortunate to have a candidate that was awarded this very prestigious scholarship,” said Kaye Clemmons, HR manager with Georgia-Pacific. “Juniors from across the United States competed for one of these awards, and Stephanie Hudman was an excellent choice to receive this honor.  We wish her the best in her future scholastic endeavors.”

Each year, the GP Foundation awards 50 scholarships to the children of full-time Georgia-Pacific employees to assist with college tuition costs. Each scholarship award is $2,000 per year for up to four years of full time college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first, for a total maximum award of $8,000. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,100 scholarships, totaling approximately $9.4 million to employees’ children.

Eligible applicants are children of full-time, active employees of Georgia-Pacific in the United States. Students must be currently enrolled as juniors in high school in the U.S.

Application guidelines include:

Applicants must take the PSAT during their junior year of high school.

High school juniors must submit an application to GP.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must attend a regionally accredited U.S. college. The scholarship requires that the applicant maintain a full-time course load and be in good academic standing.

Scholarship winners are selected based on academic record throughout high school, significant activities, and contributions to the school and community, test scores, the school’s recommendation of the candidate, and the student’s essay about personal characteristics, activities, plans and goals.