COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 45

November 9, 2004

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program

 

The Micron Technology Foundation offers a scholarship program that targets the best and brightest high school seniors from five states, including Virginia. The Micron Science and Technology Scholars program awards one $55,000 scholarship and twelve $16,500 scholarships to high school seniors interested in studying physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, or material science. At least two awards are guaranteed in each participating state. Students may use the scholarship money at any accredited four-year institution. The high school of each scholarship winner also receives a grant for $1,000 for science, mathematics, and technology programs. Other opportunities such as mentoring, an awards banquet, and a technology leadership conference are available for Micron scholars. Last year, Virginia students claimed four of the 13 scholarships, including the top award.

 

For more information about the Micron Science and Technology Scholars program, visit www.micron.com/scholars. If you have questions, please contact Deborah Kiger Bliss at (804) 786-6418 or dbliss@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

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