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Four local students are among 20 throughout the country receiving college scholarships from the U.S. Steel Foundation.
Company spokeswoman Amanda Malkowski said the students are sons and daughters of U.S. Steel employees from facilities throughout the region.
This year, the U. S. Steel Scholarship program offered twenty $10,000 awards — $2,500 per year renewable for up to four years — to current high school seniors, Malkowski said.
All winners must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Local scholarship recipients include:
Clairton Plant — Trent Cornell is a graduate of East Allegheny High School in North Versailles Twp. and an incoming mechatronics major at California University of Pennsylvania.
Edgar Thomson Plant — Paige Ladowitz is a graduate of Southmoreland High School in East Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland County, and an incoming biology major on the pre-med track at Duquesne University.
Irvin Plant — Natalie Glessner is a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and incoming pre-pharmacy major at St. Francis University.
Transtar — Riley Hill is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills and an incoming nursing major at Kent State University.
“The U. S. Steel Scholarship Program allows us to recognize the remarkable achievements of the outstanding children of our valued employees,” said U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt. “At U.S. Steel, our ‘culture of caring’ not only extends to our employees, but also to their families, the communities where we operate, and the next generation of leaders.
“We are proud to recognize these students and wish them the best in their academic pursuits,” he said.
Since 1995, the U. S. Steel Scholarship program has awarded nearly $4 million to more than 400 children of employees across the company to support their higher education goals, Malkowski said. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievements, leadership and participation in school and community activities.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, a non-profit scholarship management organization.
Originally published July 12, 2021.