NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today awarded college scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 12 locations around the world. Valued at up to $540,000 over four years, these scholarships are funded by The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. The program has awarded more than $22 million in scholarships since its founding in 1958.
Chairman John M. Timken, Jr. hosted a recognition event at Timken World Headquarters in North Canton, Ohio, for students and their parents. Local scholarship finalists attended the event in person, while other finalists and their parents joined a global webcast. "Each of these scholars has achieved significant academic success, participated in school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership ability," said Timken. "The Timken Scholarship program enables these accomplished young people to explore new opportunities and gain the knowledge they need to make a powerful and positive difference in the world."
The $35,000 Henry Timken Scholar Award recognizes the top-ranked applicant and is renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $140,000. This year's Henry Timken Scholar is Sidney Long, the daughter of Michael Long, a machine operator in cone manufacturing at the Bucyrus Bearing Plant in Ohio. Sidney, a senior at Buckeye Central High School in New Washington, Ohio, plans to study pre-veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University.
The $25,000 Jack Timken Scholar Award was presented to Simona, the daughter of Ram Narayan Prasad, lead production operator technician in the company's bearing plant in Jamshedpur, India. The award is renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $100,000. After graduating from Loyola School in Jamshedpur, India, Simona plans to study design and architecture at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai.
Five students received $10,000 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years, for a total value of $40,000 each.
- Sayan Das, the son of Amit Kumar Das, heat treat operator technician at the company's plant in Jamshedpur, India. After graduating from Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya Secondary School in Jamshedpur, Sayan plans to study aerospace engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.
- Sean Gu, the son of Justin Jian Fan Gu, controller for the company's housed units business in Ferndale, Wash. A senior at Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sean plans to study business at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Victoria Mangano, the daughter of Alf Mangano, regional sales manager in North Clayton, Australia. After graduating from Luther College in Victoria, Australia, Victoria plans to study communication design at Monash University in Melbourne.
- Indranil Pal, the son of Mrinal Kanti Pal, operator at the company's plant in Jamshedpur, India. When he graduates from D.A.V. Public School in Jamshedpur, Indranil plans to study computer information systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States.
- Mihnea Vladimir Savu, the son of Mircea Catalin Savu, area manager at the company's plant in Ploiesti, Romania. A senior at the Prahova County Excellence Centre, Mihnea Vladimir plans to study computer science at a university in the United Kingdom.
In addition, 10 individuals received $10,000 scholarships:
- Joanne Ash, the daughter of Colleen Ash, general manager of human resources and global compensation at World Headquarters. A senior at Lake High School in Uniontown, Joanne plans to study biomedical engineering at The Ohio State University.
- Jenna Berg, the daughter of Brian Berg, manager of upstream marketing, and Patricia Berg, senior application metallurgy technician, both at World Headquarters. A senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio, Jenna plans to study physical therapy at The Ohio State University.
- Bryndalyn Corey, the daughter of Mike Corey, machinist at the company's service center in Pasco, Wash. A senior at Chiawana High School in Pasco, Bryndalyn plans to pursue a pre-veterinary program at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
- Willis Elkins, the son of Gina Elkins, product analytics specialist at World Headquarters. A senior at Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio, Willis plans to study aerospace engineering at Saint Louis University.
- Yuchen Huang, the son of Lixin Huang, process improvement engineering manager, and Ya Lin, metrology operator in the quality department, both in Wuxi, China. A senior at Meicun Senior High School in Jiangsu Province, Yuchen plans to study biomedical engineering at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
- Nicole Johnson, the daughter of Dan Johnson, plant engineering manager at the company's Honea Path plant in South Carolina. A senior at South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, Nicole plans to study chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University.
- Victoria Johnson, the daughter of Keith Johnson, manager of marketing for process industries in Europe, in Colmar, France. A senior at Lycée Camille Sée in Colmar, Victoria plans to study dentistry at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany.
- Lauren LaPlant, the daughter of Scott LaPlant, manager of manufacturing technology at the company's Asheboro plant in North Carolina. A senior at Southwestern Randolph High School in Asheboro, Lauren plans to study chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Larissa Waldorff, the daughter of Warren Waldorff, director of purchasing at World Headquarters. A senior at Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio, Larissa plans to study nursing at The Ohio State University.
- Ziyang Wang, the daughter of Xiuna Wang, accountant in Yantai, China. After graduating from Yantai Number 3 Middle High School in Yantai, Ziyang plans to study environmental engineering at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.
For more information about the 2016 scholarship winners, including images from the ceremony, visit www.timken.com/scholarship.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, belts, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company's growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Carlisle®, Drives® and InterlubeTM. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $2.9 billion in sales in 2015. With more than 14,000 employees operating from 29 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.
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