Dresden High School students recipient of Cargill scholarships
Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:22 am
Two local high school seniors have been selected to receive college scholarships from Cargill based on their high academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities.
Cargill has awarded $1,000 college scholarships to Christopher Fulcher, of Palmersville, and Colleen Perkins, of Dresden, both graduates of Dresden High School.
As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the students’ high school will receive $200 from Cargill in each student’s honor to support its library.
“We are pleased to recognized these exceptional students with this award and their high schools for their dedicated work as well,” said Christy Lee, manager of Cargill AgHorizons in Hickman, Ky.
“Cargill supports education programs in our communities because today’s young people are tomorrow’s community leaders. We believe corporate responsibility extends not only to our own operations but to our wider communities.”
Each year, 350 students living in communities where Cargill operates receive an award through the Cargill Community Scholarship Program. Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities.
This year more than 1,900 students applied for this program. The National FFA administers this program on behalf of Cargill, though recipients do not need to be FFA members.
Along with Cargill Community Scholarship Program, Cargill also provides 50 additional scholarships for children of U.S. employees.
All the programs contribute to Cargill’s approach to corporate responsibility, which is a company-wide commitment to apply its global knowledge and experience to help meet complex economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.
Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 138,000 people in 67 countries. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com