IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Motors America today welcomed the sophomore class of the brand’s Great Unknowns Scholarship, comprised of 16 first-year college students from across the U.S. The recipients were chosen based on financial need, academic performance, and the demonstrable ways they make a difference by «giving it everything» within their local school systems and communities. This marks the second year of the scholarship, which commenced in 2019 with the unveiling of Kia’s «Give It Everything» philosophy in the U.S.
This year’s recipients join the 16 students already receiving The Great Unknowns scholarship, bringing the total number of students that receive the $5,000 yearly scholarship to 32.
«Kia is proud to help young people in need nationwide and excited to award The Great Unknowns scholarships to a new class of bright and talented students,» said Russell Wager, director, marketing operations, Kia Motors America. «The 32 students receiving the scholarship certainly gave it everything as they completed their respective academic years in the midst of this global health pandemic. With remote learning, abridged or outright cancelled schedules, these students didn’t miss a step when it came to their education and making a difference in their communities.»
This year’s scholarship recipients are enrolled at a variety of colleges and universities, including: Harvard University, Tulane University, Montana State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, Waynesburg University, Cal State Northridge, SUNY New Paltz, Henderson State University, Michigan State University, University of Connecticut, New York University, University of New Mexico, Mercer University and Virginia Tech.
The sophomore class of The Great Unknowns scholarship recipients have declared majors in many of today’s most competitive disciplines, including, public health, engineering, arts and humanities, computer science, mechanical engineering, architecture and interior design, and pre-med and biochemistry. A video introducing the students and how they «Give It Everything» can be found here and more information on The Great Unknowns Scholarship program and the application process can be found at https://www.kia.com/us/en/give-it-everything.
To learn more about the scholarship recipients, https://youtu.be/ZKBbKojinh4
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the «Official Automotive Partner» of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
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