Three High Tech Seniors Win Project SEED College Scholarship Award

(North Bergen, NJ–April 13, 2018) High Tech High School’s Muhammad Umar, John Rezk, and Anna Rezk, all residents of Bayonne, have received the Project SEED College Scholarship Award, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.

Project SEED scholarships, nonrenewable and awarded to first-year college students, recognize achievement in school, success in the Project SEED program, financial need, and intended chemical-related field of study. The scholarship assists former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college. Students can earn up to $5,000 in scholarship money.

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the Project SEED summer research program opens doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience the environment and rigors involved in becoming a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school receive a rare opportunity to work side-by-side with scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and federal laboratories, where they discover new career paths as they approach critical turning points in their lives.

To be eligible for a Project SEED College Scholarship, students must be high school seniors and have worked at least one summer at a science institute under the Project SEED program. Scholarships must be restricted to students who plan to pursue studies in scientific fields such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, or another related major.

John and Anna Rezk

Muhammad Umar

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