Three district seniors receive prestigious scholarships to college
April 11, 2019
Two district seniors were awarded an Amazon Future Engineer scholarship and another was named a member of the 16th class of Dell Scholars.
Roy Harrison from Pinellas Park High School and Nathan Hamilton from Lakewood High Schools Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) program are one of 100 high school seniors across the country to be awarded an Amazon Future Engineer scholarship. Both students will receive $10,000 per year for four years to study computer science at a college of their choice. They will also receive a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon after their freshman year to gain work experience.
Scholarship recipients were chosen for their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals, and diversity.
Roy plans to attend Georgia Tech where he also received the Godbold Scholarship for an additional $40,000. Nathan plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
Pedro Garcia-Zaragoza, a senior at Pinellas Park High, was named a member of the 16th class of Dell Scholars. Pedro will receive $20,000, a laptop, textbook credits, tutoring and other direct support during college. He is one of 500 scholars selected across the country.
The Dell Scholars program recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations. In turn, these scholars serve as positive role models and change the trajectories for their families, friends and their communities. Pedro plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University.
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