LP Building Solutions awards scholarships to 3 local students

Scholarship recipients are Alisha Grimmett, Samuel Plott and Zachary Johnson. (Grimmett’s photo courtesy of LP Building solutions; photos of Plott and Johnson were not available.)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Nashville-based wood building product manufacturer LP Building Solutions, which operates a plant in Hanceville, announced Wednesday the awarding of $95,000 in scholarships to the children of company employees for the 2020-2021 school year, including three students with families at the Hanceville facility:

  • Alisha Grimmett, a physical therapy major at Wallace State Community College
  • Zachary Johnson, an exercise science and Wellness major at Jacksonville State University 
  • Samuel Plott, a global & cultural studies major at Samford University 


LP, in a press release, said 65 students from Jacksonville, Florida to Golden, British Columbia were selected as recipients of this year’s LP Scholarship Program.

It continued, saying the LP Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of employees’ children who excel in their studies and make positive contributions in their communities. Since 2001, LP has provided over $2 million in scholarships to help more than 375 students complete their undergraduate college education. The LP Scholarship Program awards recipients $1,500 per year for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study or until the student has completed their program, whichever occurs first, for a maximum award of $6,000 per student.

“We are very proud to offer this scholarship program to the children of our employees,” said LP Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Transformation Officer Robin Everhart. “Education has been a cornerstone of the company’s values since our founding in 1973. Through community grants, our emphasis on employee education and training, our tuition reimbursement program, and the LP Scholarship Program for the children of our employees, we’re able to bring this value to life in a very meaningful way. The 65 students receiving awards this year have worked hard to achieve academic success, and it is our privilege to support them along their collegiate journey.”

LP said the program is administered by Scholarship America, and submissions are evaluated based on each student’s academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to be awarded a scholarship.

For more about LP, visit https://lpcorp.com.

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