Woodstock Student Wins $4,000 Merit Scholarship – Siemens Encourages Next Generation of STEM Professionals
A senior at Carlton J. Kell High School, Antara Choudhury, has just been named winner of the Siemens Merit Scholarship. A Woodstock resident, she is 1 of 150 students in 25 states who won the scholarship, which provides each student with $4,000 for tuition over the course of their college years, given in installments of $1,000 per academic year. The scholarship is awarded to children of Siemens U.S. employees based on their PSAT scores as well as academic record, contribution to the community, school recommendation and an essay about personal characteristics, plans and goals.
“The Siemens Foundation is proud to administer the Siemens Merit Scholarship program on behalf of Siemens,” said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, President of the Siemens Foundation. “We are honored to recognize children of Siemens employees nationwide who have accomplished this outstanding academic achievement,” she said.
This year the Siemens Foundation awarded $600,000 in scholarship funds of participating Siemens divisions. By recognizing outstanding performance, the Siemens Foundation hopes to encourage and inspire the next generation of scientists, researchers and thinkers to propel America forward.