|[March 26, 2014]
SanDisk Awards 100 Higher Education Scholarships for STEM-Related Education in the U.S.
MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
SanDisk (News - Alert) Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage
solutions, today announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 SanDisk
Scholars Program. Over $1 million in scholarships and grants were
awarded to nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate university students in
the United States to support their pursuit of degrees in a science,
technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline. SanDisk also
announced it is expanding the program to China and Japan to students
pursuing STEM-related studies.
The SanDisk Scholars Program grants scholarships to students based upon
their prior academic achievements and meaningful levels of community
engagement, as well as financial need. Of the $1.5 million committed for
2013-2014, scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate and graduate
students attending 28 universities across 12 states including
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology (News - Alert),
Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of
California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California.
"SanDisk's generous support offers Cal students pursuing a STEM-related
degree critical resources to fulfill their academic goals, which may
have otherwise not been possible," said S. Shankar Sastry, Dean of the
College of Engineering and Roy W. Carlson, Professor, University of
California, Berkeley. "STEM-related studies are a key element of UC
Berkeley's leading curriculum, and the SanDisk Scholars Program further
enables us to offer these important fields of study to the innovators of
"The education our students receive prepares them to solve some of the
most pressing engineering challenges in the world," said Dr. James D.
Plummer, Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University. "Our
ability to offer graduate fellowship packages is one of the things that
helps us attract these top students to Stanford University, and we're
very grateful for SanDisk's support and commitment to our efforts."
"SanDisk is passionate about helping the next generation of technology
leaders pursue their dreams in STEM-related careers," said Sanjay
Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk. "Not only does
our support better position them for future success, but it also helps
foster a greater pool of qualified talent, which will benefit the
technology industry i years to come."
Expanding the SanDisk Scholars Program to China and Japan
In addition to continuing to provide scholarships to students pursuing
STEM-related studies in the U.S., SanDisk is expanding the program to
China and Japan in 2014. Thirty scholarships will be awarded in each
country to students participating in engineering and computer science
programs at the following universities:
Shanghai Jiaotong University
University of Tokyo
For more information on the SanDisk Scholars Fund or to submit an
application for 2014, visit: http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-responsibility/community/scholars-program/
Statements from Select 2013-2014 SanDisk Scholars in the U.S.:
"Receiving a scholarship from SanDisk will allow me to pursue a Master
of Science degree from one of the best programs in the country," said
Chris Almodovar, student at Stanford University. "With this scholarship,
I am able to explore my research interests within mechanical engineering
and focus on acquiring the right skills that will help me make a
difference in the world one day. Thank you!"
"I am a materials science and engineering major, with an interest in
becoming a doctor," said Grace Tuyiringire, student at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. "Thank you, SanDisk, for this opportunity. With
this scholarship, I will be able to focus on my goal of becoming a MD
and a bigger leader in the MIT (News - Alert) community."
"It is an honor to be�acknowledged�for my efforts by a company like
SanDisk," said Claire Lochner, student at the University of California,
Berkeley. "I'm currently working on a research project that aims to
bring real-time physical health visibility through something as simple
as a Band-Aid. I'm excited about my work and how it could potentially
improve many lives."
About the SanDisk Foundation:
SanDisk's mission as a philanthropic company is to support programs and
organizations that address the needs of communities where our company
has a significant presence. SanDisk strives to be an exemplary corporate
citizen within the global community.�The SanDisk Foundation, a corporate
advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, helps carry out
this mission by making donations to non-profit organizations and
community groups within our key focus areas: K-12 education, promoting
STEM-focused programs, and children's health and well-being. Since 2003,
the SanDisk Foundation has awarded more than $25 million to almost 1,000
charitable organizations worldwide.
The SanDisk Scholars Program, created in 2012, utilizes a $1.5 million
annual budget to award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate
students pursuing education and university research in STEM fields.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company,
is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years,
SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and
innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry.
Today, SanDisk's quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of
many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart
phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk's consumer products are available at
hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information,
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