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LP Building Solutions Awards College Scholarships

by Karen Knapstein

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, has announced that it has awarded more than 50 college scholarships to the children of LP employees for the 2021–2022 academic year.

The LP Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of employees’ children who excel in their studies and make positive contributions in their communities.

“This scholarship will contribute immensely to furthering my education and reaching my goals,” said University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore and first-time scholarship recipient Sabrina Kopecky, whose mother is a public policy manager at LP’s Nashville headquarters. “I am extremely thankful for the LP Scholarship Program and the support it provides to students like myself. It will be a huge help throughout my post-secondary education and the years following.”

Recipients are awarded up to $6,000 for four years of full-time undergraduate study or until the student has completed their program, whichever comes first.

“I am so grateful for my scholarship from LP Building Solutions,” said Danville Community College student and renewal recipient Dalton Blanks, whose father is a quality technician at LP’s Roxboro, North Carolina OSB facility. “It has allowed me to continue my degree in electrical and electronics engineering technology. After college, I hope to pursue a career in the power plant industry. With LP’s contribution, I am sure I will be able to achieve this goal.”

Since 2001, LP has provided more than $2 million in scholarships to help more than 400 students complete their undergraduate college education.

“Our people are our most important resource—caring for them and their children is critical to our success,” said LP Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Transformation Officer Robin Everhart. “We recognize that healthy, happy employees working in a supportive, safe environment builds a successful, productive workforce. LP’s Tuition Assistance Program for employees and Scholarship Program for the children of employees are two ways we encourage and support continuous learning and improvement.”

“This year’s class of scholarship recipients represent the best and brightest,” Everhart continued. “We are incredibly proud to support them as they continue their academic journeys.”

The LP Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship America®, and submissions are evaluated based on each student’s academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America® must be demonstrated for the student to be awarded a scholarship.

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