Mannington Mills is gearing up for its annual Art is Cool and Stand On A Better World Scholarship projects designed to help students in the community. Entering its sixth year, the Art is Cool contest gives Salem County, N.J.-based high school students a chance to showcase their artwork, which is judged by a panel of Mannington design professionals. Additionally, the fourth annual Standing On A Better World Scholarship program provides financial assistance to Salem County students looking to go to college.

The scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Salem County high schools who have have shown a commitment to community service, and is funded entirely by associate donations. The Scholarship Committee holds fund-raisers to support the program, including Philly pretzel sales and Jeans Day, where associates pay $5 for the privilege of wearing jeans to work on Mondays, Mannington said.

The Art is Cool contest selects first and second place winners from a pool of original artwork in each grade level (9th through 12th). The winning students are recognized at a reception hosted by Keith Campbell, Mannington's chairman of the board.