Birla Carbon presents scholarships to Kennesaw State University students.
Birla Carbon has awarded 10 students from Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Atlanta, Georgia with scholarships for their research in science and mathematics. The presentation took place on August 29, 2017, at a KSU symposium and marked the fourth year in which the college’s 10 Birla Carbon scholars have participated in summer research opportunities.
To receive the scholarship, each student scholar worked with a faculty researcher on a project that dealt with sustainability. Dale Clark, CTO of Birla Carbon North America and Terence Norman, the company’s director of human resources, along with other judges, reviewed posters summarizing the students’ research. The scholar’s program was developed in April 2014 with a $250,000 pledge from Birla Carbon for a five-year annual gift of $50,000 to support research opportunities for students in Kennesaw State’s College of Science and Mathematics.
Since 2014, the program has awarded 30 Kennesaw State students each a $4,000 stipend for their research. In addition to the scholar’s program, funds from the Birla Carbon gift are used to provide research supplies required for faculty assisting students and provisions needed for the end-of-the-term symposium.