LafargeHolcim announced the names of the eight recipients of the 36th annual Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship, an award open to children of employees of LafargeHolcim companies in the United States.
“I believe investing in the education of the next generation is essential for the development of tomorrow’s workforce and a contribution that fosters the economic health of the communities we serve,” said Jamie Gentoso, CEO – U.S. Cement.
Each winner will receive a financial scholarship worth $6,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year and will be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship for an additional three years based on continuous academic performance. Since the foundation began 35 years ago, more than 100 young adults have received the Gygi and von Wyss Foundation Scholarship.
“We value the opportunity to support our employees and their families and the Gygi and von Wyss Scholarship is one of many outstanding benefits we offer to accomplish this goal,” said Jay Moreau, CEO – U.S. ACM.
This scholarship was originally established in 1983 to recognize the accomplishments of the children of Holcim employees. Since then, the scholarship program has been expanded to include children of employees of all LafargeHolcim companies in the U.S. The award honors the memories of Hans Gygi and Marc R. von Wyss, two former leaders of Holcim and its predecessor companies.