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Air Liquide America Foundation Scholarship Program Recognizes 21 Outstanding Students

Dépèche transmise le 26 septembre 2011 par Business Wire

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Air Liquide America Foundation, Inc. recently announced the winners of its 2011 scholarship program, a non-profit program endowed by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. that grants scholarship awards to eligible dependents of Air Liquide U.S. employees based on academic achievement, community involvement, education and career goals, and work experience.

“On behalf of the Foundation and Air Liquide, I am proud of these impressive scholars and their remarkable achievements. These individuals have demonstrated an admirable commitment not only to their own education, but to their community.”

This year, a total of $30,000 was awarded to 21 students from the families of Air Liquide employees. The 2011 scholarship recipients are from across the U.S. They are: Brennan Albarado, Nicodemus Bownds, Desiree Brackett, James Camancho, Jr., Kara Eichelmann, Alexander Eklund, Danielle Healy, Murphy Hebbard, Jessica Jenkins, Hayden Legler, Amanda Lowe, Gina Merritello, Daniel Moneghan, Dominic Odom, Jennifer Perez, Chantelle Renee Prejean, Daniel Ramiréz, Catherine Spitzer, Jared Watkins, Megan Watt, and Austin Winters.

Jessica Jenkins, the top-ranked applicant, was recognized with the Foundation’s Arthur P. Slaughter Award, a bonus award given in honor of the Air Liquide pioneer who was instrumental in the program’s development.

Scott Krapf, president of the Air Liquide America Scholarship Foundation, commented: “On behalf of the Foundation and Air Liquide, I am proud of these impressive scholars and their remarkable achievements. These individuals have demonstrated an admirable commitment not only to their own education, but to their community.”

Since 1993, the Foundation has helped supplement the education of 313 students and has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships. The scholarship program was conceived as a way for Air Liquide to recognize extraordinary achievements of the children of its employees and to help promote their education and personal development. Winners are granted scholarship awards, renewed annually by the Foundation, for undergraduate or vocational education.

Michael J. Graff, president and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., said: “American Air Liquide is honored to help further the development of young talent. The Foundation’s scholarship program is celebrated both as an opportunity to help fuel the future of promising young scholars and as a way of giving back to Air Liquide families and communities that contribute to the success of this company.”

Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and is present in 80 countries with 43,600 employees. Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide’s activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The Group innovates to enable progress, to achieve dynamic growth and a consistent performance.

Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow, such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, homecare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for its customers but also for society.

A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment, customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable, competitive growth. The diversity of Air Liquide’s teams, businesses, markets and geographic presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its development and strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer new territories and build its future.

Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying true to its sustainable development approach. In 2010, the Group’s revenues amounted to €13.5 billion, of which almost 80% were generated outside France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

Business Wire

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