Seth Seefeldt, a Coleman High School graduate has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. He is the son of Shane Seefeldt and Jenny Charapata and will attend UW-Stevens Point in the fall. Shane is an EH&S coordinator at Georgia-Pacific's Green Bay Broadway facility.
"Despite the unprecedented events related to COVID-19 over the last few months, it is important to recognize Seth's scholastic efforts," said Tim Ellsworth, vice president of manufacturing at Georgia-Pacific's Green Bay Operations. "Education is an important building block and we hope this scholarship will help him to accomplish his goals and achieve his fullest potential."
Georgia-Pacific awards 50 scholarships each year to the children of employees across the country. The scholarship awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of full-time college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first, for a total maximum award of $8,000.
"The COVID-19 shutdown has cost these young people a huge part of their educational experience," said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. "It is vital that we continue to support their academic success and remind them that their futures remain bright."
Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded nearly 1,600 scholarships totaling nearly $13 million. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time, U.S.-based employees of Georgia-Pacific. About 300 applications were received this year.