Two Virginia Students Awarded Prestigious Micron Scholarship -- Each Receives $25,000.
Stafford Senior High and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, TJ, Jefferson) is a public secondary magnet school in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Each Receive Additional $1,000 Grant for Science and Technology Programs
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Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the county seat of Ada County and the principal city of the Boise metropolitan area. & MANASSAS, Va. -- The Micron Technology Micron Technology ("Micron") NYSE: MU is a multinational company based in Boise, Idaho, USA, best known for producing many forms of semiconductor devices. This includes DRAM, SDRAM, flash memory, and CMOS image sensing chips. Foundation, Inc., announced today Virginia high school Virginia High School, home of Blue Devil Athletics, educates students grades 7-12 in Virginia, Minnesota. It is a public high school with open enrollment located on scenic 5th Avenue. seniors Richard Alt II and Sappho Gilbert will each receive a $25,000 scholarship as a part of the Micron Science and Technology Scholars program. The program is designed to recognize and reward students who exhibit superior academic and leadership skills and to encourage their pursuit of careers in high technology. Micron will honor Alt of Stafford Senior High School Stafford Senior High School is a public secondary school located in Falmouth, Virginia - just north of the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and currently serves students in the southern portion of Stafford County, Virginia. and Gilbert of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology during a mentoring day at its headquarters and an awards banquet in June with Micron COO Mark Durcan and other company and Foundation leaders.
Since its inception in 2001, the Micron Science and Technology Scholars program has positively impacted the lives of nearly 100 students by providing more than $1.5 million in scholarships and invaluable industry experience through mentorship and other opportunities. Throughout the years, 16 Virginia students in this program have attended some of the most prestigious universities in the country and been awarded $358,000.
As a part of the award, Micron also grants the scholars' high school $1,000 to use for science and technology programs. Micron has granted high schools a total of $92,000; Virginia schools have received $16,000.
Scholarships and grants are awarded annually only two students and high schools from each of the states of Idaho, Utah and Virginia. For complete list of scholarship recipients, biographies, and photographs, visit Micron's media kit at http://www.micron.com/media/2008mediakit/micron_scholars08.
Richard Alt II, of Falmouth, is first in his class at Stafford Senior High School. He has received numerous honors for his academic achievements and his leadership such as a 2007 Davidson Fellow A Davidson Fellow is someone who the Davidson Institute for Talent Development has awarded a substantial amount of money for completing "a significant piece of work in mathematics, science, technology, music, literature, philosophy or Outside the Box that has the potential to , State winner of the 2007 Card Tribute Award, 2007 Harvard Prize Book Award winner and a National Merit Semifinalist. Richard was selected to represent Stafford High School at Boys' State where he achieved the Best Citizen Award and semifinalist in the Samsung American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Scholarship competition. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a National Honor Society The National Honor Society (NHS), established in 1921, is a recognition program for American high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. member. Richard is currently enrolled in Advanced Placement courses in Statistics, Physics B, Human Geography, English Literature and Composition and Spanish language. He is also pursuing his own research through an Independent Study in Lead Pollution. Richard is captain of the SHS SHS Shares (stock)
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SHS Second Hand Smoke Debate team and Battle of the Brains team and received the VHSL VHSL Virginia High School League Award of Excellence in Debate. As member of the Forensics See computer forensics. team, he achieved All-District status in Forensics. Among his personal interests he is an amateur meteorologist and member of the American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society (AMS) promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. in which he maintains a website that provides weather forecasting, data and a warning service for the community. Richard plans to attend Cornell University where he will study chemical engineering.
Sappho Gilbert, of McLean, has been heavily immersed in both school related and independent research as a student at Thomas Jefferson High School Thomas Jefferson High School may refer to:
About The Micron Science and Technology Program
The Micron Science and Technology Scholars program is designed to recognize and reward students who exhibit superior academic and leadership skills and to encourage their pursuit of careers in high technology. Along with superior academic skills, a student's community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities is carefully considered during the unique interview process in which semi-finalists are flown to Micron's headquarters for a panel interview with company officers and Foundation representatives. The scholars program focuses on students planning to major in electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, physics or chemistry.
In addition to financial assistance, Micron offers scholars leadership and mentoring opportunities at its headquarters, located in Boise, June 25-27, 2008. 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 their time at Micron 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, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, physics or chemistry. Along with superior academic skills, a student's community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities is carefully considered during the unique interview process in which semi-finalists are flown to Micron's headquarters for a panel interview with company officers and Foundation representatives.
Applications for the 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 2009 postmark deadline for applications is January 21, 2009. Scholarship winners are announced each spring.
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Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
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