Carnegie Mellon University

Xerox Grants Technical Minority Scholarships

02-12-2009

Xerox Grants Technical Minority Scholarships

Xerox Grants Technical Minority Scholarships to 122 Students

Xerox Corporation has awarded its annual Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships to 122 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country in recognition of their high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology. Seven recipients are from Carnegie Mellon. They are:

• Shahroz Aziz, a freshman in CIT;
• Rohit Banerjee, a sophomore in Electrical & Computer Engineering;
• Tawanna R. Dillahunt, a doctoral student in Human-Computer Interaction;
• Yiwen Jia, a sophomore in Modern Languages;
• Brenda C. Kiu, a sophomore in Computer Science;
• Kyle Neblett, a sophomore in Electrical & Computer Engineering;
• Afeique Sheikh, a freshman in CIT; and
• William Wang, a sophomore in Computer Science.

The Xerox Foundation has funded the program since 1987, providing nearly $2 million in funding to help approximately 2,000 students achieve their academic and professional goals. Scholarships are made available to minority students enrolled in technical degree programs at the bachelor’s degree level or above. Eligible students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and show financial need.

To access the full list of this year’s scholarship winners, visit www.xerox.com/technicalminoritywinners.

Byron Spice and Chris Swaney