FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. awarded scholarships to six high school students pursuing higher education. The first-ever Roy V. Armes scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, and five Cooper Centennial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to children of Cooper employees in the U.S.
The Roy V. Armes Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor Roy Armes, former Cooper chairman, CEO and president, upon his retirement. The scholarship is focused on high-achieving students who will attend a four-year institution of higher learning to pursue careers in business or engineering.
The recipient of the Roy V. Armes Scholarship is Ryan Stuckey. Ryan is the 18-year-old son of Nick Stuckey, a lead engineer for Cooper's Global Technical Center, and his wife, Annette. Stuckey is a graduate of Cory-Rawson High School in Mt. Cory, Ohio, and intends to study mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University. He was a four-year member of the soccer team and basketball team, and participated in show choir, vocal jazz ensemble and student council. He was named a member of the National Honor Society and earned a spot on the All-A Honor Roll all four years of high school. Outside of school, he has served as president of his 4-H club and church youth group, and participated in mission trips and community service activities.
The Cooper Centennial Scholarship is in its third year and was originated to commemorate the company's 100th anniversary in 2014. The scholarship is available to the children of Cooper employees who are outstanding students and intend to pursue careers related to manufacturing at a technical school, college or university.
Centennial Scholarship recipients are: