Alcoa Foundation announces 2009 scholarship recipients

Hannah Lazar

Hannah Lazar

Arielle Notte

Arielle Notte

Two exceptional daughters of local Alcoa Inc. employees have earned the Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship for 2009.

The Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to the children of Alcoa Inc. employees. The program is a national competition administered by Recognition Program Services, a division of ACT. Scholarships are for $1,500 annually and are renewable for either one or three years, provided the student meets specific academic requirements.

Since the first scholarships were awarded in 1954, more than 3,400 students have received awards with a total value of nearly $19 million. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Alcoa Foundation will assist 238 students in the United States with their undergraduate college education. These students represent Alcoa locations in 24 states. Recipients from Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations and Knoxville office are Hannah Lazar and Arielle Notte.

Hannah Lazar, daughter of David Lazar in Communications, attends Maryville High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, cross country team and is a Maryville High School Scholar. Hannah donates her time to the Community Food Connection, Little River Watershed Association and New Providence Presbyterian Church. She will attend the University of Tennessee Chattanooga as part of their honors program with focused studies in anthropology, sociology and humanities

Arielle Notte, daughter of Richard Notte in Procurement Services, attends Bearden High School, where she is active in mock trial and student government. She was recognized as “Best Attorney” in the 2009 Knox County’s regional mock trial competition. Arielle’s passion is golf. She has enjoyed mentoring young women in this sport through the LPGA-Girls Golf League. Arielle plans to study science and business to compliment an interest in energy, sustainability and comparative politics.

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