CANTON The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund recently announced the recipients for its annual college scholarships. The foundation awards college scholarships to children of associates and retirees of the Timken Company, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures. The fund has been presenting the scholarships since 1958.
A total of 17 students from six countries received grants varying in size from $10,000 to $35,000 per year with some renewable up to four years. Among them were two Jackson High School students and one from Hoover High School.
Laramie Scanlon from Jackson and Carly Huthmacher from Hoover both received a renewable grant of $10,000 for a total of $40,000 during the next four years. Cecilly Kelleher from Jackson received a one-time scholarship of $10,000. All three students are excited about receiving the help with college expenses.
They all prepared essays and personal statements about themselves as part of the application process. The essays included information such as their goals, interests and their activities in and out of school.
"I haven’t decided on which college to attend, but I am planning to major in chemical engineering," said Scanlon. "I’ve always had a strong interest in chemistry and math. I’m thinking of working in agriculture with the pesticides and fertilizers and I also have an interest in environmental sciences. I was ecstatic to hear that I won. It was a long process and it was exciting and an accomplishment to be selected. The scholarship will help my family finance my college."
Huthmacher, a senior at Hoover High School, is preparing to attend Cleveland State University starting next fall.
"I want to major in technical theatre with a career goal of touring internationally or nationally with a theatre company," Huthmacher said.
She wants to work with lighting, sound and all of the behind-the-scenes tasks. She was excited to receive the scholarship.
"Starting when I was really young, my mother used to come home from work and talk about the Timken scholarships. It means so much to me and I still can’t believe that I got the scholarship," she said. "It will pay for almost half of my tuition and room and board for four years. I want to thank my mom for pushing me to get good grades so that I could apply for the scholarship."
Kelleher is planning to attend The Ohio State University and major in biomedical engineering and plans to work in the field of medicine.
"I’m also planning to attend medical school and then eventually work in the medical field, probably working in pediatrics or neonatology," Kelleher said. "My dad always talked about the scholarships and I always wanted to earn one so I was really excited when my dad handed me the envelope with the scholarship announcement. It was a lot of work and I was overjoyed to be selected," she said.
All three students are grateful to the Timken Company for its help in furthering their educational opportunities.
GlenOak High School's Sam Schut was also awarded a $10,000 renewable scholarship. Nicholas Reese of Tuslaw High School was the other Stark County recipient. He received a one-time $10,000 scholarship.