Shaw Industries has introduced the Associate Dependent Scholarship Program, a scholarship of $1,000 awarded to deserving students of associates at Shaw.
“Fostering educational opportunities for this next generation of leaders is of paramount importance for our company,” says Deanna Mathis, director of community outreach and corporate giving for Shaw Industries. “This scholarship was very competitive, and we are proud to support these students as they pursue the next steps in their academic careers.”
This year, 55 students received this scholarship.
Current high school seniors set to graduate with a high school diploma in 2019 and enrolled in full-time classes at an accredited institution in summer or fall 2019 were eligible to apply. The anonymous scholarship review panel assessed applicants’ academic honors and an essay submission regarding how they plan to create a better future in their communities through continuing education.
"The Associate Dependent Scholarship is a further example of Shaw’s commitment to future workforce development," officials said. "From reading to robotics, the company partners with community and educational programs focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) skills and career opportunities, through mentorship, coaching and skills training. The company sees these efforts to prepare the next generation for high-tech, modern manufacturing jobs as vital for future success."