Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., is awarding an educational scholarship to Rachel Barnes of Berry. Barnes will attend Maysville Community and Technical College this fall and plans to study nursing. She is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry.
PMIM SA awards financial assistance to eligible dependents of participants in its International Tobacco Procurement (ITP) program in order to assist them in furthering their education. Growers participating in the ITP program provide high quality tobacco used in PMI brands sold around the world.
“This year we have awarded these scholarships to 31 deserving students in the United States. The program is part of our commitment to support the communities where we purchase tobacco, and to help motivate these young people to achieve their career goals,” said Lee Ryan, Director Agricultural Programs, PMIM SA.
Award amounts are based on financial need and do not exceed $4,000 annually for four year college scholarships, or $2,000 annually for two year or vocational/technical scholarships.