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21ST CENTURY LEADERS RECEIVE $600,000 IN TYLENOL(R) SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; 510 STUDENTS REPRESENTING ALL 50 STATES EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA

21ST CENTURY LEADERS RECEIVE $600,000 IN TYLENOL(R) SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; 510 STUDENTS REPRESENTING ALL 50 STATES EMBODY THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA
 FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindy Brown, a senior at Effingham County High School, Springfield, Ga., rarely finds time to keep up with soap operas, hang out at the mall or chat on the telephone.
 Instead, she spends her time counselling mentally handicapped teens, volunteering at the community shelter for the homeless and organizing Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up patrols. Brown readily admits, while she enjoys teenage social activities, her community service and academic studies often take precedence over her social calendar.
 "Involvement in my community is important to me. I'm also a serious student. It is this combination of activities that is enabling me to make a difference." It's also what earned Brown a $10,000 TYLENOL(R) Scholarship and led to her national recognition as a leader of the 21st century.
 McNeil Consumer Products Company, makers of TYLENOL products, awarded a total of $600,000 in college scholarships to 510 student leaders who share Brown's leadership commitment. Besides Brown, nine others received grants of $10,000 each, and an additional 500 students received $1,000 scholarships. The recipients, representing all 50 states, were selected based on demonstrated leadership ability in community, academic and athletic activities. The TYLENOL Program is unique in this regard, as it rewards students based on leadership contributions, with no bias for financial need, racial/ethnic background, career goals or field of study.
 In announcing the winners, James T. Lenehan, president of McNeil, noted, "The common denominator among this year's TYLENOL Scholarship winners is a responsibility to get involved in community and student government activities. All 510 recipients embody the American spirit and enthusiasm: they're not sitting on the sidelines waiting -- they're out leading by example and making a difference in their local communities."
 Frank Pasquale III, a $10,000 scholarship winner from Phoenix, Ariz., will be attending Harvard University in the fall. While many of his friends were meeting at the ball park, Pasquale opted to initiate a tutoring program for his school and direct the local toy drive for the Salvation Army. He also served as president of the state chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving and of the National Honor Society. He was captain of a state finalist Academic Decathlon and vice president of the Key Club. Pasquale humbly noted, "I will be financing my college education with several scholarships, but thanks to the TYLENOL Scholarship, I have the opportunity to attend the school of my choice."
 According to Lenehan, "One of the greatest challenges facing the nation today is providing ample opportunities for leadership and education to future generations. As a company, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to address this challenge. It is this responsibility and a corporate commitment to leadership that led us to establish the TYLENOL Scholarship Fund to reward 510 truly outstanding student leaders."
 Leading educators report that the current economic climate and rising tuition costs are making financial assistance a necessity for most, if not all, college students. College tuition has risen 135 t and Support of Education's 1992 survey indicates an overwhelming 87 percent of all Americans believe college is out of reach for most students.
 In addition to Brown and Pasquale, the following students also earned $10,000 scholarships: Adam Abramson of Massapequa, N.Y.; M. Ashley Lowe, Homestead, Fla.; Susan Lee, Cranston, R.I.; Jayant Agarwal, Madison Heights, Mich.; Letitia Maria Campbell, Mobile, Ala.; Bert Huang, Houston; David G. Landon, Salt Lake City; and Rajandeep S. Sandhu, San Jose, Calif.
 Among the TYLENOL Scholarship winners were 33 students enrolled and/or planning to attend Harvard, 28 attending Stanford, 20 from Duke, 18 from Cornell and 15 attending Princeton.
 Applications for the TYLENOL Scholarship Program were available last fall at more than 35,000 retail outlets nationally. The Scholarship Program, administered by Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA) -- a national, nonprofit student-aid service organization -- received 44,000 applications, a 100 percent increase over last year.
 The TYLENOL Scholarship Program will continue in 1992 with applications available at participating retail outlets nationally in the fall.
 TYLENOL Scholarship Allocation by State
 10 $10,000 Scholarships
 All States 10
 500 $1,000 Scholarships
 Alabama 6 Montana 4
 Alaska 2 Nebraska 10
 Arizona 7 Nevada 4
 Arkansas 6 New Hampshire 4
 California 40 New Jersey 17
 Colorado 10 New Mexico 4
 Connecticut 7 New York 25
 Delaware 4 North Carolina 11
 District of Columbia 3 North Dakota 4
 Florida 12 Ohio 25
 Georgia 8 Oklahoma 8
 Hawaii 2 Oregon 10
 Idaho 4 Pennsylvania 22
 Illinois 18 Rhode Island 4
 Indiana 12 South Carolina 7
 Iowa 10 South Dakota 4
 Kansas 10 Tennessee 9
 Kentucky 7 Texas 30
 Louisiana 8 Utah 4
 Maine 4 Vermont 3
 Maryland 8 Virginia 10
 Massachusetts 8 Washington 14
 Michigan 14 West Virginia 4
 Minnesota 14 Wisconsin 18
 Mississippi 4 Wyoming 4
 Missouri 15
 Total 510
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 /Editors: A complete list of recipients is available upon request./
 /CONTACT: Wendy Camerik of The Rowland Company, 212-527-8885, for McNeil Consumer Products Company/ CO: McNeil Consumer Products Company ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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