Eastern Regional seniors wins Kimberly-Clark Corporation scholarship

Winner Cyrena Kokolis plans to attend George Washington University.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced it has awarded a 2018 Bright Futures college scholarship to Cyrena Kokolis, a senior at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. She plans to attend George Washington University.

Marking its 26th year, the Bright Futures program is administered by the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and awards college scholarships to children of Kimberly-Clark employees across North America. The students are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Each scholarship is worth up to $20,000 for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. This year, 60 scholarships totaling $1.2 million were awarded to students in 17 states. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $40 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.

The average GPA for this year’s scholarship class is 3.96, and awardees will attend such top colleges and universities as Brown University, Duke University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin and Yale University. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue successful careers in medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.