Two Covington teens have earned college scholarships from SRG Global, a Guardian company, through the Guardian Industries Educational Foundation.
Scholarship recipients are Cameron Reid, son of SRG employee Henry Durden, and Jesse Epps, son of local employee Andrea Lindsey. Reid will attend Georgia Tech and Epps will attend Mississippi State.
"I'm extremely happy for the SRG-Covington employees and their children," said Elizabeth VanTassell, H.R. Manager, in a release. "Both recipients are well deserving, and I'm grateful the organization offers such a benefit that will surely relieve some financial worries that comes with any young adult attending college."
Guardian Industries established the educational foundation to support the pursuit of higher education or vocational training by the children of Guardian employees. Students can earn as much as $4,000 annually and a total of $16,000.
"We believe a good education sets the foundation for continued success," said Bruce Cummings, Guardian vice president of human resources. "These students worked very hard to have the opportunity to continue their education and we are pleased to help them achieve that goal."
Since 1986, when the foundation began awarding scholarships, more than 1100 students have received approximately $10.5 million in funds.