MILWAUKEE, WI (July 25, 2016) – To reinforce the importance of education and recognize determination to succeed, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) will be presenting three local students with its Higher Horizons scholarship on July 27, 2016, at the 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Higher Horizons scholarship program for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) seniors who stand out for their academic and personal growth.
“The Higher Horizons scholarship program not only demonstrates Briggs & Stratton’s commitment to the community, but also its commitment to education and student achievement,” said Laura Timm, vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at Briggs & Stratton. “We are honored to have built a strong relationship with MPS, and look forward to awarding these scholarships for years to come.”
Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to put toward their college education and related expenses. The three winners were selected by their teachers, counselors and a variety of people who witnessed their academic and personal growth. They also had to submit personal essays detailing future educational goals.
“The Higher Horizons scholarship is critical for our students, as it lessens the impact of tuition costs,” said Ophelia King, School Counseling Curriculum Specialist at MPS. “More importantly, it recognizes and rewards deserving students who have grown so much both personally and in their school work. We are truly thankful for the support provided by Briggs & Stratton over the years.”