COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRIN. MEMO NO.79

December 17, 2002

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2003 Lucent Global Science Scholars

 

The Lucent Technologies Foundation is sponsoring an annual international competition to identify and reward the academic excellence and achievements in science and mathematics of 52 students. The Institute of International Education manages the competition on behalf of the Lucent Technologies Foundation in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

 

A $5000 cash award will be presented to 23 graduating high school seniors in the United States. In addition, winners will be invited to participate with Bell Labs researchers and fellow Global Science Scholars from around the world in the Global Summit for one week in July 2003.

 

Among the eligibility criteria are: outstanding academic achievement in mathematics and science, availability to attend the Global Summit, and United States citizenship.

 

For additional information, please see the website at http://www.iie.org/programs/lucent. Click on the U.S. portion of the map for details, including specific eligibility and application requirements, a downloadable application form and contact information.

 

PIW/MBH