The R.J. Reynolds Foundation Grants Scholarships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 20, 2003 -- Twenty children of R.J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company current and former employees have been awarded four-year
college scholarships through the R.J. Reynolds Foundation scholarship program.
In addition, five African-American students in North Carolina were awarded
Achievement Scholarships through the Foundation scholarship program.
The scholarship grants are $1,500 annually. The grants are awarded to
outstanding high school seniors, based on an evaluation of their academic
records, test scores, extracurricular accomplishments and written statements of
The R.J. Reynolds Foundation scholarship competition, including selection of
winners, is handled for the Foundation by the National Merit Scholarship
Reynolds Tobacco is a charter member of the National Merit Scholarship
program and has contributed continuously to the program since it was established
Students who have won the R.J. Reynolds Foundation scholarships this year
· Jane Beasley, Carrie Coley, Sandra Dube, Luke Habegger, Megan Harless,
Benjamin Heruska, Elise Holmes, Kimberly McMillian, Julia Morton, Jordan
O’Mara, Scott Putnam, Adam Rutledge, Dorothy Setzer, Julia Smith of Winston-
· Melissa Avery, Sherise Grannum of Charlotte, N.C.;
· Sarah Lee, David Lineberry of East Bend, N.C.;
· Crystal Byrd of Gastonia, N.C.;
· John Duty of Hamptonville, N.C.;
· Emily Sink, Danielle Zimmerman of Lexington, N.C.;
· Molly Brannock of Mount Airy, N.C.;
· Lisa Blackburn of Tobaccoville, N.C.;
· Stacy Cabeen of Westfield, N.C.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RJR). R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about
one of every four cigarettes sold in the United States. Reynolds Tobacco's
product line includes four of the nation's 10 best-selling cigarette brands: Camel,
Winston, Salem and Doral. For more information about RJRT, visit the
company's web site at www.RJRT.com.