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Fujitsu Honors Students at Richardson Independent School District (RISD) for Excellence in STEM

Newly created Fujitsu STEM Scholarships awarded to four high school seniors who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, May 31, 2018
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. hosted the Excellence in Education breakfast celebration for the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) yesterday. The annual event honored the 2018 recipients for 14 different scholarships, including the brand new Fujitsu STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Scholarships totaling $12,000.

To qualify for the Fujitsu STEM Scholarships, the winners met the following criteria, with awards based on a combination of financial need, academic performance and personal character.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Studied four years of science, technology, engineering and/or math classes with B’s or better
  • Planning to enter a two or four-year college or university to major in a STEM field 
  • Two written recommendations from among student’s STEM teachers, counselors, and extracurricular instructors.
  • Essay required
Winners of the 2018 Fujitsu STEM Scholarships are named below.

  • Adam Gallo, J.J, Pearce High School -  $5,000
  • Joshua Harris, J.J, Pearce High School - $5,000 
  • Alexcia Eackels, L.V. Berkner High School - $1,000
  • Gabby Vega, Richardson High School - $1,000
“Fujitsu is honored to reward these students who are excelling in STEM,” said Susan Danko, Head of Human Resources for the Americas at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “By empowering students with the right education and encouragement, we can  nurture the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will help drive the digital future.”

All RISD scholarship recipients were recognized on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Board of Directors of The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation & Fujitsu at the Fujitsu headquarters in Richardson.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see and connect with us on LinkedIn at, and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.

About Excellence in Education Foundation

The Excellence in Education Foundation was established in 1984, as the RISE Foundation and is one of the three oldest public education foundations in Texas. Its mission is to promote enrichment, innovation, and excellence in education It provides funding for programs that support excellence in teaching and high-achieving students, raises funds for the enrichment and innovations of teaching for all students, and recognizes and rewards excellence in teaching and performance, and reinforces positive relations with the community.

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Date: May 31, 2018
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.