Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced the recipients of its 2019 Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

In Conway, where Kimberly-Clark has a manufacturing facility, a college scholarship was awarded to Matthew Linna, a senior at Conway High School and the son of Kris and Kirk Linna. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University.   

Marking its 27th year, the Bright Futures program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years) for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. This year, scholarships totaling $920,000 were awarded to 46 students across the United States and Canada. Since its inception, the program has granted over $42 million in scholarships to more than 2,100 students.

This year’s awardees will attend top colleges and universities such as Boston University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.

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