May 30, 2000

Contact: Bob Bruce, Oregon University System, 503-725-5714
Bill MacKenzie, Intel Corporation, 503-264-1330

Top Oregon Students Earn Intel Engineering Scholarships

PORTLAND - Eighteen of Oregon's top high school students have been selected to receive $2,500 per year college scholarships in the Oregon Statewide College of Engineering and Computer Science. All of the scholarships are sponsored by the Intel Corporation as part of its continuing commitment to improving engineering education throughout the state.

The winners are eligible to receive more than $25,000 per award if they successfully complete their college work and participate in Intel summer internships available in connection with the scholarships.

"Intel's highest priority in Oregon is education," said Jim Johnson, Intel vice president and Oregon site manager. "With high technology a critical element of the state's economy, these students will be the key to the state's future."

The 2000 winners and their college choice include:

Oregon State University - Eric Garcia, Westview High School, Beaverton; Adrian Perez, Estacada High School, Estacada; Tiffany Boehland, North Eugene High School, Eugene; Mario Apreotesi, North Valley High School, Grants Pass; Brian Miller, Century High School, Hillsboro; Julia Oest, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego; Adam Gretzinger, North Medford High School, Medford; Aaron Poresky, Myrtle Point High School, Myrtle Point; Lauren Brown and Alissa Silver, Wilson High School, and Jim Le, Benson High School, Portland; Michael Broda, Roseburg High School, Roseburg; Lani Evans, Sandy High School, Sandy; and Katy Nixon, Waldport High School, Yachats. 

Oregon Institute of Technology - Molly Williams, Coquille High School, Coquille; and Tavish Ledesma, Silverton High School, Silverton.

Portland State University - Sam Craytor, Pleasant Hill High School, Springfield.

University of Oregon - McKenzie Wood, Sprague High School, Salem.

The Class of 2000 is the second Oregon high school class to receive Intel Scholarships in the Joint College. Awarded in a competitive selection process, the scholarships aim to attract top students, particularly women and students from under-represented populations, to careers in engineering and computer science. Each is renewable to four years as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and continued to major in engineering, computer science or computer-related technical fields.

All of the scholarship winners will have the opportunity to spend the summer between their freshman and sophomore years working with faculty as undergraduate research interns. During the following two years they also will be eligible for summer internships at Intel. 

Intel is Oregon's largest single private employer and the world's largest chip manufacturer. The company is a leading developer of computer, networking and communications products.


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