COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 26

December 19, 2006

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program

 

Micron Technology Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that up to $253,000 in scholarships will be awarded in the Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program. This program was established to recognize high school seniors in the states of Idaho, Utah, Texas, Virginia, and Colorado who have demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership.

 

In addition to a scholarship award, Micron Scholars will also have opportunities to participate in award ceremonies, leadership summits, summer internships, and a mentoring program. Applicants must:

  • be high school seniors who reside in and attend a public or private school in one of the five selected states;
  • have a combined Critical Reading/Writing and Mathematics SAT score of at least 1350 or a composite ACT score of at least 30;
  • have an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • plan to major in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Chemical, Mechanical), Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Material Sciences at an accredited four-year college or university; and
  • have demonstrated leadership in school, work and/or extracurricular activities.

 

Applications are due January 19, 2007. For more information about this program and an application go to the website at www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/micron. For additional information, contact Paula Klonowski, science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 371-0249.

 

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