Local youth awarded Whirlpool Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarships

Whirlpool Foundation

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - The Whirlpool Foundation has awarded 24 scholarships to the students of Whirlpool Corporation employees through the Sons and Daughters College and Vocational Training Scholarship program.

The Whirlpool Foundation provides these scholarships through a competitive process in which children of more than 20,000 U.S. Whirlpool Corporation employees are eligible to participate.

Since 1952, the scholarship program has offered traditional four-year college scholarships, and in 2023, expanded to meet the post-secondary educational needs for students who want to pursue a career in the vocational technical career pathway.

These scholarships are granted to the best and brightest among high school seniors across Whirlpool locations inclusive of the eight U.S. manufacturing communities.

“We know that post-secondary education opportunities may not be the same for everyone, and more importantly, education is different for everyone,” says Deb O’Connor, managing director, Whirlpool Foundation.

O'Connor goes on to say, “The Whirlpool Foundation recognizes that difference, sees the importance of inclusivity and strives to provide access to career pathways for all students. By supporting students’ diverse career interests and aspirations, we also contribute to our innovative workforce.”

The following children of Whirlpool Twin Cities and field employees have been selected to receive a Whirlpool Sons and Daughters Scholarship:

Ananya Bommineni - daughter of Sudha Damacherla, will study psychology at the University of Michigan.

Ella L. Gable - daughter of Jon Gable, will study psychology at Michigan State University.

Anna Prosser - daughter of Adam Prosser, will study elementary education at Michigan State University and plans to teach at a second or third grade level.

Victor Reyes -son of Natalie Reyes, will study biochemistry at Purdue University and pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Brady Roberts - son of Tishia Roberts, will study supply chain management at Michigan State University.

Madeline Salzman - daughter of Daniel Salzman, will double major in lower and upper elementary at Grand Valley State University.

Abigail Winsman - daughter of Chase Winsman, will study health sciences at Grand Valley State University.

Campbell Jenkins - son of field employee Brendan Jenkins, will attend and play college golf at Skidmore College.

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