Local graduate receives B&W four-year scholarship

Posted: September 5, 2013 - 4:02pm

Babcock & Wilcox recently announced the 2013 B&W Scholarship recipients, and Deputy General Manager of Operations Dave Richardson (left in photo) was on hand at Y‑12’s New Hope Center to congratulate Bearden High School graduate Sheri Cunningham (center). Cunningham is the daughter of B&W Y‑12 engineer Penny Cunningham (right in photo).

Scholarships were awarded based on academic achievement, Scholastic Aptitude Test or American College Test scores, financial need and the relevance of the student’s course of study to the company’s business. Cunningham will receive $1,500 per year for up to four years of college-level study. Her application was one of more than 100 received and reviewed by a committee of B&W employees.

“Filling out the application and writing the essay helped reinforce that I want to study international business and finance. It was a rewarding process,” said Cunningham, who will attend the University of South Carolina this fall.

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