Alcoa Foundation scholarships for talented students

The proud parents with their scholarship-winning children.
The proud parents with their scholarship-winning children.

ALCOA Kwinana Alumina Refinery employees Marcy Gosby and Mathew Cox were ecstatic to discover their children, Corrina Gosby and Julian Cox, were among three West Australian students to be awarded a US$4000 scholarship by the Alcoa Foundation to support their tertiary education in 2017.

The competitive Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program rewards students who are children of Alcoa employees that demonstrate excellence in leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism and community service.

The three recipients were among hundreds of high school students globally who applied for the sought-after scholarships.

They intend to study at leading Australian universities in the fields of environmental science, civil engineering and biomedical and veterinarian sciences.

Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker said the company was proud to support young people both committed to their education and striving to make a positive difference in the world.

“By providing these scholarships, we hope to inspire and help students to excel in their future studies and one day become community leaders.”