JUNE 10, 1955
Firestone Scholarship Winners Are From 10 States
Bessemer City. N. C.
William R. Holland
Ines M. Silva
Fall River, Mass.
Mary M. Gallagher
Leslie K. Roberson
Joyce R. Stern
Bruce R. Hayworth
Lynn D. Eastman
John R. Yancura
Mary Jane Jagger
Sharon R. Skeldon
Sharlene C. Stagg
Patricia L. Conn
Sarah A. Trainham
South Gate, Calif.
Norman E. Audas
Des Moines, Iowa
Thomas W. Andrews
215 High School
College scholarships which
will cover the normal period
of four years of higher educa
tion, have been won by 21
Firestone employees’ sons and
daughters in 10 states. The
announcement was released
by Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.,
Chairman of the Company.
This brings to 63 the number of
students across the country who
have won Firestone college schol
arships in the three years since the
program was adopted.
One high school senior in the
Gastonia area received a scholar
ship award. He was Bobby E.
Sellers of Bessemer City.
THE COMPANY scholarships
provide for full tuition at the
school of the winner’s choice, aca
demic fees, textbooks and a con
tribution toward the cost of living
while in school. They are renewable
annually until requirements for an
academic degree are fulfilled, pro
viding satisfactory scholastic stand
ings are maintained and all other
qualifications are met.
Because of the extreme closeness
in the scoring of the leading appli
cants, the Scholarship Board of the
Company decided to award six
more scholarships this year that)
has been the custom. Only 15 an
nual Firestone scholarship awards
were announced as available when
the program was started in 1953.
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THIS YEAR a total of 215
high school seniors applied for
Firestone scholarships. In selecting
the best qualified students for tlie
awards, a group of impartial
judges carefully reviewed all ap
The scholarships are allocated
to various sections of the country
on the basis of proportionate Fire
stone employment. This assures
that children of all employees have
equal opportunity to win one of the
college education scholarships
without respect to where they may
Names and hometowns of those
winning the scholarships this year
appear under the individual pic
tures on this page.
THE FIRSl’ TWO students from
Firestone families here to win
Company scholarships were Clau
dette Taylor and Carl Stewart, Jr.
Miss Taylor, who won the educa
tional grant in 1953—first year the
Scholarship awards program was
in effect—has finished the sopho
more year at Duke University.
Carl, winner of the 1954 award, has
completed his freshman year, also