Holcim (US) Inc. Announces Recipients of 29th Annual Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship
WALTHAM, Mass., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. (www.holcim.us) today announced the names of the five recipients of the 29th Annual Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship, an award open to children of Holcim (US) employees.
Recipients of this year's scholarship are, Justin Brownlee, St. George, SC; Daniel McAndrew, St. Peters, MO; Elle Morrical, Bozeman, MT; Cole Townsend, Ada, OK; and Taylor Zaborski, Sylvania, OH.
"I'd like to congratulate each of the recipients and thank all of the applicants who applied for this year's award," said Bernard Terver, president and chief executive officer of Holcim (US) Inc. "Selection this year was exceptionally challenging due to the number of exceptional submissions. We wish each applicant much success in their future pursuits."
About the Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1983 to recognize the accomplishments of the children of Holcim employees. The award honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies.
Each recipient will receive a financial scholarship worth $8,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year and will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship for an additional three years based on continuous academic performance. Since the Foundation began 29 years ago, more than 100 children of Holcim employees have received the Gygi and Von Wyss Foundation Scholarship.
About Holcim (US) Inc.
Holcim (US) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holcim Ltd, and one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. Holcim (US) Inc. has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 12 manufacturing plants and more than 50 distribution facilities in the United States.
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