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2008 Siemens Corp & Affiliate Merit Winner Profiles

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly, 19 attended Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California where he was Captain of the Varsity soccer team and a three year letterman.  He is a National Commended Scholar and received the President’s volunteer service award during his senior year.  Ian won the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Art Rosenbaum High School Sports Writing Scholarship contest. He will receive his award on the field of AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants' baseball park) before the Giants - Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.  Ian’s interests are history, math and journalism.  Ian will attend UCLA in the fall where he will be enrolled in the honors program.

 

Proud Siemens Parent:

Alison Nichols, Senior Counsel for Siemens Corporation in Mountainview, CA says this about her son’s accomplishment “We think Ian has done as well as he has because of his dedication and his hard work.  Our family is very honored and grateful that Siemens has given our son Ian this scholarship”.


Nicole Novitsky

Nicole Novitsky

Nicole Novitsky, 17, attended Hebrew Academy of the 5 Towns and Rockaway in Cedarhurst, NY, where she was on the honor roll and participated in athletic and academic extra curriculum activities.  She volunteered at a local hospital and was a youth group leader and tour guide at a synagogue.  Nicole will attend Binghamton University in the fall, and will be enrolled in a special Science program.  Her goal is to become a physician and specialize in geriatrics.

 

Proud Siemens Parent:

Mitchell Novitsky, State Tax Counsel for Siemens Corporation in Iselin, NJ says this about his daughter and the Siemens Merit Scholarship. “The receipt of a Siemens Merit Scholarship creates not only a sense of accomplishment for me personally and for my family, but it also makes me feel connected in a greater way to Siemens, one of the world's most outstanding organizations. Siemens is not only known to all those in the business world through its products and inventions, but also to each and every student attending school today, through its educational programs, science competitions, and scholarships. Students such as my daughter, Nicole, aspire to be become a part of a Siemens-sponsored project, or to participate in a Siemens-sponsored educational initiative.  Receiving a Siemens scholarship ranks amongst the highest of potential high school achievements. Wherever one studies throughout the country, and whatever type of school one may choose (such as the small, private Jewish school that my daughter attended, or a large public school), Siemens is always a visible part of that school. Both I and my children feel a sense of pride to be connected with Siemens, and I hope that my children and I, as well as my spouse (an assistant principal with the NYC Board of Education) will be able to contribute in the future to the community and to Siemens in the same manner in which Siemens contributed to our educational needs today".


Madeline Abel

Madeline Abel

Madeline Abel, 18, attended Abington High School in Abington, Pennsylvania.  During her four years in high school she held leadership roles as president of the Spanish Club and the National Honor Society.  She also played on the Varsity Tennis team.  Madeline will attend George Washington University located in Washington, D.C. in the  Honors Program.

 

Proud Siemens Parent:

Lauren Abel, Attorney for Siemens Corporation in Malvern, PA says this about her daughter “Madeline’s achievements are attributable to being a well-rounded student, with interests in academics, sports and school activities, as well as her ability to quickly focus on new concepts and her hard work. She was also able to establish meaningful connections with many of her teachers.  We are thrilled with this commitment that Siemens has made to its employees and this scholarship will help us provide Madeline with a high quality education in a world class city."


The Siemens Foundation is proud to administer the Siemens Merit Scholarship Program  awarding 60 scholarships in 2008 on behalf of its participating Siemens Operating Companies*. 

 

All high school students who are dependant sons and daughters of full-time employees at participating Siemens Operating Companies* are eligible for consideration for these scholarships. Students must take the qualifying test, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the proper high school year. In general, students who spend the usual four years in grades 9 through 12 must take the PSAT/NMSQT when they are in their third year (grade 11/junior year).   Scholarships are awarded based on the PSAT/NMSQT scores.  Not all recipients will be National Merit Scholars**.

 

For more information on how your child can enter, go to www.siemens-foundation.org and "click" National Merit.