Nissan’s Titans Of Tomorrow Scholarship Winners Announced
In case you haven’t noticed, Nissan is all about giving back to its communities. Whether it’s in areas of Japan ravaged by tsunamis or families in need in Tennessee, the automaker tries to improve the quality of life in every region it operates in. Canton, Mississippi is home to some of Nissan’s vehicle assembly operations, and it has launched a scholarship program to help out dependent children of its employees. The first recipients were announced this week.
Called the “Titans of Tomorrow” after the trucks built there, the scholarship program was open to dependent daughters and sons of full-time Nissan employees in Canton. The grants are $2,500 for each student, and this inaugural year saw 10 recipients. The money is allowed to be used for books, supplies and equipment for class, along with the usual use for tuition and fees. The 2016 honorees are:
- Amber Camper – Mississippi State University
- Daniel Epps – Jackson State University
- Rushunna Harris – Mississippi State University
- Dedric Lane – Alcorn State University
- Ilexis Lindsey – Jackson State University
- Jalisia Lipsey – University of Southern Mississippi
- Jasmine Pippins – Mississippi State University
- Alana Potter – Mississippi State University
- Janay Rhodes – University of Mississippi
- Jared Whitehead – Hinds Community College
This is not the first time that Nissan has taken an interest in education. The automaker has previously invested more than $1 million in Historically Black Colleges and Universities near its plants here in the United States, along with investing in the Imagination Library program to promote youth literacy in Mississippi. Nissan also works with community colleges near plants to form workplace development programs for future employees.
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We wish the award recipients the best of luck as they prepare for their upcoming year at school.