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Young Americans student earns Georgia-Pacific scholarship

Young Americans Christian School graduate Joshua Schindler receives a scholarship award from Georgia-Pacific Chief Executive Officers President Jim Hannan.(Special Photo)

Young Americans Christian School graduate Joshua Schindler receives a scholarship award from Georgia-Pacific Chief Executive Officers President Jim Hannan.(Special Photo)

Joshua Schindler, a recent graduate of Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship. Each year the company awards 50 scholarships to children of employees across the country.

Schindler is the son of Dotti-Jean and Andrew Schindler, a senior electrical engineer at Georgia-Pacific. At Young Americans Christian School, the younger Schindler was senior class president and served as captain of the varsity basketball and cross country teams. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Schindler will attend Mercer University, where he will major in mechanical engineering, fulfilling his lifelong goal of following his father and both grandfathers into engineering, according to a press release from Georgia-Pacific.

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees’ Children 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.

Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded 1,350 scholarships totaling nearly $11 million. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time employees of Georgia-Pacific in the United States.

“Georgia-Pacific is proud to support the academic achievements of our employees’ children for more than 25 years through this program,” said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, in a press release. “We’re investing in the success of our young people and looking forward to the many contributions they will make as professionals and citizens in their communities.”

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.