CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 1, 2016 – NMR Consulting is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students seeking a degree in a STEM-related subject area. The Richard Harris Memorial Scholarship, created in memory of a respected NMR employee, helps reduce financial barriers for students interested in entering college to pursue STEM majors – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
“Richard Harris’s unwavering commitment and dedication to his project and team are qualities we hope to encourage in others through the establishment of this scholarship,” said NMR Consulting President Dave Jones. “We are looking for students who live out their passion for the STEM sciences in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.”
The $2,500 scholarship is awarded based on the student’s academics; leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences; evidence of STEM interest through academic courses taken or participation in programs or events indicating such interest; and their essay. A social media component of the application provides opportunities for additional consideration.
Students interested in applying are to write a 500-word essay about a STEM topic they feel passionately about. The NMR team will review all submissions and choose finalists, who will be chosen based on grammar, spelling, and punctuation; originality; how well the applicant explains their topic and why they feel strongly about it; student’s academics (GPA); leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences; and evidence of STEM interest through academic courses taken or participation in programs or events indicating such interest.
“NMR is a technology company, and we’re invested in the education of our employees,” said Jones. “This includes our future employees, those who are entering school now to study the very systems and processes NMR delivers to our customers every day.”
The Richard Harris Memorial Scholarship is open to the public, including family members and friends of NMR employees.
- The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt and will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution. Funds may be applied to tuition, books, or laboratory fees. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, meals, or incidental expenses.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a current full-time student at any high school, accredited university, graduate school, or equivalent within the United States.
- Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Must have declared a major and be pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, a STEM discipline.