August 22, 2012
Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., is awarding an educational scholarship to Amber Smith of Boonville.
Amber will attend Averett University this fall and plans to study Athletic Training. He is the son of Jeffrey and Becky Smith of Boonville.
PMIM SA awards financial assistance to eligible dependents of participants in its International Tobacco Procurement (ITP) program in order to assist them in furthering their education. Growers participating in the ITP program provide high quality tobacco used in PMI brands sold around the world.
“This year we have awarded these scholarships to 28 deserving students in the United States. The program is part of our commitment to support the communities where we purchase tobacco, and to help motivate these young people to achieve their career goals,” said Lee Ryan, Director Agricultural Programs, PMIM SA.
The scholarships are awarded to students who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in at an accredited university, college, vocational or technical school of their choice during the following academic year.
A recipient is selected to receive a scholarship by an independent Scholarship Review Committee made up of college admissions officers, financial aid administrators and vocational educators.
Award amounts are based on financial need and do not exceed $4,000 annually for four year college scholarships, or $2,000 annually for two year or vocational/technical scholarships.