Micron Foundation Awards $253,000 in Scholarships to 13 Students
Science and Technology Scholarship Program Recognizes Students and High Schools from Colorado, Idaho, Texas, Utah, and Virginia
The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., announced today the names of thirteen outstanding students who will receive a total of $253,000 through the Micron Science and Technology Scholars program. Utah high school student Kenneth Brewer of Timpview High School will receive a $55,000 scholarship as the top awardee in the Micron Science and Technology Scholars (MSTS) program. Twelve other students will each receive a $16,500 scholarship and attend some of the most prestigious universities in the country.
Since its inception in 2001, the annual Micron Science and Technology Scholars program has positively impacted the lives of 86 students by providing more than $1.5 million in scholarships and invaluable industry experience through mentorship and other opportunities. As a part of the award, Micron also grants the scholarsí high school $1,000 to use for science and technology programs. Micron has granted high schools a total of $64,000.
Scholarships and grants are awarded to thirteen students and high schools from the states of Colorado, Idaho, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Scholarships are distributed to students in four equal payments during their college career. For complete list of scholarship recipients, biographies, and photographs, visit Micronís media kit at www.micron.com/media/2007mediakit/micron_scholars.aspx.
The MSTS program is designed to recognize and reward students excelling in academic and leadership skills and to encourage their pursuit of careers in high technology. In addition to financial assistance, Micron offers these scholars leadership and mentoring opportunities through the Technology Adventures and Leadership Learning Week (TALL Week), June 17-22, 2007.
TALL Week begins by engaging students in leadership and team-building activities ranging from ropes courses to mountain biking and white water rafting in central Idaho. The week culminates at Micronís headquarters, located in Boise, where scholarship recipients interact with senior scientists, engineers and company officers while they participate in an on-site job-shadow program with their Micron mentors. All activities during TALL Week are designed to help students explore their potential, forge new relationships, and discover the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
Scholarships are focused on students planning to major in electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, material science, physics or chemistry. Along with superior academic skills, a studentís community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities is carefully considered during the unique interview process in which semi-finalists are flown to Micronís headquarters for a panel interview with company officers and Foundation representatives.
Applications for the MSTS program are available to high school students beginning in the fall of their senior year through high school counselors or the Internet, at www.micron.com/scholars. The 2008 postmark deadline for applications is January 20, 2008. Scholarship winners are announced each spring.
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