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Timken scholarships are awarded to students at 19 locations worldwide

Canton, OH -- The Timken Company hax awarded scholarships to 38 children of Timken employees at 19 locations in six countries around the world. The scholarships, with a combined value of $310,000 and a total value of up to $790,000 over four...


Canton, OH — The Timken Company hax awarded scholarships to 38 children of Timken employees at 19 locations in six countries around the world. The scholarships, with a combined value of $310,000 and a total value of up to $790,000 over four years, are funded by The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. Among the recipients is Karl Anchikoski, the son of Ernest Anchikoski, a journeyman at the Timken plant in Prince George, BC.

The $50,000 Henry Timken Scholar Award, which recognizes the top-ranked applicant and is renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $200,000, goes to Bridget Brately. Brately, the daughter of Michael Brately, manager of corporate services and leasing for Timken in Canton, is a graduating senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, OH, and plans to study international relations at The College of Wooster.

Selected for $30,000 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $120,000 each, are:

– Brandi Biddle, the daughter of William Biddle, a Timken retiree, and a senior at Marlington High School in Alliance, OHo, who plans to study engineering and exercise science at The Ohio State University; and

– Rima Vasudevan, the daughter of Regina Vasudevan, head of communications for Timken in India, and a senior at Mount Carmel PU College in Bangalore, India, who plans to study chemical engineering at The University of Akron.

Five students were awarded $10,000 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $40,000 each:

– Brian Coventry, the son of Mark Coventry, a principal process planning analyst for the company in Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, OH, plans to study chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

– Shrestha Ghosh, the daughter of Ajoy Ghosh, junior maintenance analyst at Timken’s facility in Jamshedpur, and a senior at Hill Top School in Jamshedpur, India, plans to study computer engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology.

– Abigail Hoffman, the daughter of Tyler Hoffman, a manufacturing analyst for Timken in Union, S.C., and a senior at Dorman High School in Roebuck, S.C., plans to study biology and pre-medicine at Wofford College;

– Georgina Spittle, the daughter of Peter Spittle, senior quality engineer for Timken in Wolverhampton, and a senior at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School in Wolverhampton, UK, plans to study anthropology at Newnham College; and

– Ke Yang (Karl) Xia, the son of Jin Xia, chief materials engineer for Timken in North Canton, and Min Jiang, a principal materials engineer in North Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School, plans to study economics and biochemistry at Yale University.

In addition, 30 students were awarded $5,000 scholarships:

– Karl Anchikoski, the son of Ernest Anchikoski, a journeyman at the Timken plant in Prince George, BC, and a senior at Duchess Park Secondary in Prince George;

– Rebecca Bradley, the daughter of Susan Bradley, senior application program analyst in Canton, and a senior at South High School in Canton;

– Joseph Campbell, the son of Robert Campbell, manager of aviation services in North Canton, and a senior at Green High School in Green, OH;

– Calvin Chan, the son of Alex Chan, master machinist for Timken in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and a senior at South Pasadena High School in South Pasadena, CA;

– Hannah Christ, the daughter of Kathleen Christ, supply chain and continuous improvement specialist in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;

– Clara Cioli, the daughter of Susi Mariani, logistics scheduler in Brescia, Italy, and a senior at Liceo Scientifico ‘F. Moretti’ in Brescia;

– Courtney Coffman, the daughter of Alan Coffman, electric arc furnace attendant at Timken’s Faircrest plant in Canton, and a senior at Claymont High School in Urichsville, OH;

– Bogdan Gabriel Dumitru, the son of Daniel Dumitru, operations coordinator – forge, in Ploiesti, Romania, and a senior at the Colegiul National Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Ploiesti;

– Miranda Fabian, the daughter of Robert Fabian, reliability specialist for the company in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;

– Annesha Ganguly, the daughter of Amit Ganguly, head of services for Timken in Kolkata India, and a senior at Delhi Public School Megacity in Kolkata;

– Ashley Geiger, the daughter of Robert Geiger, machine repair mechanic at Timken’s plant in Bucyrus, OH, and a senior at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson, OH;

– Gregory Heinle, the son of Dean Heinle, business process manager-manufacturing in North Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School;

– Emily Hoff, the daughter of Robert Hoff, senior quality systems specialist in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School;

Jenna Kelly, the daughter of Patrick Kelly, information technology basis specialist in Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon;

– Michael Kerr, the son of Stephen Kerr, account executive for Timken in Birmingham, Ala., and a senior at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala.;

– Timothy Lafalam, the son of Scott Lafalam, a principal application engineer at the Timken facility in Keene, NH, and a senior at Narragansett High School in Baldwinville, MA;

– Tyler Maarschalk, the son of John Maarschalk, a principal tooling designer for Timken in Canton, and a senior at Marlington High School in Alliance, OH;

– Kylee Miller, the daughter of William Miller, electrical maintainer at the Faircrest plant in Canton, and a senior at GlenOak High School in Canton;

– Keira O’Hearn, the daughter of John O’Hearn, tunnel boring sales specialist in Redmond, and a senior at Redmond High School in Redmond, WA;

– Kyle Peterson, the son of Thomas Peterson, principal reliability systems engineer in Canton, and a senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville;

– Leah Reese, the daughter of Keith Reese, master and gauges group leader in Canton, and a senior at Tuslaw High School in Massillon, OH;

– Sarina Sedgwick, the daughter of Scott Sedgwick, chief engineer for Timken in Mesa, AZ., and a senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ;

– Randhir Singh, the son of Rameshwar Singh, an operator at Timken’s plant in Jamshedpur, India, and a senior at Jamshedpur Public School (A.I.W.C) in Jamshedpur;

– Philip Smith, the son of Kelvin Smith, Timken retiree, and a senior at Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted, CT;

– Sean Szoch, the son of Daniel Szoch, program manager of anti-counterfeiting in Canton, and a senior at Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio;

– Smrithi Upadhya, the daughter of Shreenath Upadhya, head of product technology in Bangalore, India, and a senior at the Deeksha Centre for Learning PU College in Bangalore;

– Paige Ward, the daughter of Paul Ward, senior decision support specialist in Canton, and a senior at Tuslaw High School;

– Theresa Waseity, the daughter of Kristine Waseity, senior information technology business alignment specialist in Canton, and Timken retiree George Waseity Jr., and a senior at Lake High School in Uniontown, OH;

– Travis Wilson, the son of Michael Wilson, grind set-up operative in Lebanon, NH, and a senior at Hartford High School in White River Junction, VT; and

– Carly York, the daughter of Tony York, production control analyst at the Timken facility in Randleman, N., and a senior at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, NC.

Timken supplies friction management and power transmission products and services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably. It had sales of US$5.2 billion in 2011 and employed about 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries.