AK Steel announced on Monday that the AK Steel Foundation has continued a longstanding tradition this year by awarding 20 college scholarships to sons and daughters of company employees. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.
Included in that number is a Richland County high school graduate.
“Earning an AK Steel Foundation scholarship is a wonderful accomplishment, as the selection process is very competitive and rigorous,” said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. “We congratulate all of our 2019 scholars and their families, and offer our best wishes for a successful academic career.”
The AK Steel Sons and Daughters Scholarships are funded by the AK Steel Foundation and are worth a maximum of $20,000 each. The Middletown, Ohio Community Foundation independently reviews the applications and selects each recipient.
The local recipient is Emily Niswander, daughter of Chad and Megan Niswander of Monroe Township, Ohio. Emily attended Lucas High School in Lucas, Ohio. She will attend Capitol University with plans to study Nursing. Emily was active in National Honor Society, student council, volleyball and track. She also volunteered at the local food pantry, community center, and The New Store. Emily’s father, Chad, works in the Caster Service Department at the company’s Mansfield Works.
AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, including electrical power, and distributors and converters markets. Through its subsidiaries, the company also provides customer solutions with carbon and stainless steel tubing products, die design and tooling, and hot- and cold-stamped components. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company has approximately 9,500 employees at manufacturing operations in Mansfield, the United States, Canada and Mexico, and facilities in Western Europe.