Cooper Tire Awards Annual Roy V. Armes and Centennial Scholarships
FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2019--
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced that six high school seniors have been selected to receive scholarships to pursue higher education. The Roy V. Armes Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, and five Cooper Centennial Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, were awarded.
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Kaleb Manley, son of Larry Manley, Control Room Operator for Cooper’s Texarkana plant, and his wife, Alicia, was named the recipient of the third annual Roy V. Armes Scholarship. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Roy V. Armes Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor former Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Roy Armes, upon his retirement. Armes served Cooper for nearly a decade, and this fund was created in recognition of his contributions and achievements. The scholarship is focused on high-achieving students who will attend a four-year institution of higher learning to pursue careers in business or engineering and goes to the child of a Cooper employee in the United States.
The recipient of the Roy V. Armes Scholarship is:
The Cooper Centennial Scholarship is in its fifth year and was originated to commemorate the company’s 100 th anniversary in 2014. The scholarship is available to the children of Cooper employees in the U.S. who are outstanding high school seniors who will pursue degrees at a college, university or technical school.
Centennial Scholarship recipients are:
“This very deserving group of scholarship winners has not only excelled in the classroom, but has served as student leaders, been active members of their communities and held part-time jobs while in school. We are proud to support them with scholarships from Cooper,” said Brad Hughes, President & Chief Executive Officer. “I congratulate these exceptional students and their families, and wish them the best as they pursue continued education toward their career goals.”
Cooper’s scholarship program is administered by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, an independent philanthropic agency that manages nearly 400 funds, including 115 scholarships. To be considered for these awards, each student is required to submit an application and essay. An independent committee then selects the winners. This year, six students were selected from among 40 qualifying applicants nationwide.
About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations within its family of companies located in more than one dozen countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.
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