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

Fujitsu STEM Scholarships awarded to three graduating high school seniors who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, May 13, 2019
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. hosted the Excellence in Education breakfast celebration for the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) on May 10. The annual event honored the 2019 recipients for 18 different scholarships, including the Fujitsu STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarships totaling $10,500.

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:
  • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Studied four years of science, technology, engineering and/or math classes with B’s or better
  • Will enter a two or four-year college or university to major in a STEM field
  • Received two written recommendations from among student’s STEM teachers, counselors, and extracurricular instructors
  • Wrote an essay describing their decision to choose a STEM field as their major and specify their major STEM field of study
Winners of the 2019 Fujitsu STEM Scholarships are named below.
  • Jesse Dejong, Richardson High School -  $4,500
  • Jonathan Garcia Melendez, J.J. Pearce High School - $3,500
  • Katherine Mulry, J.J. Pearce High School - $2,500
“As a leading ICT company, Fujitsu recognizes that the future of our industry is dependent on closing the STEM gap,” said Doug Moore, president and chief executive officer at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “We are proud to support all students who are embracing the incredible opportunities enabled by a STEM education.”

All RISD scholarship recipients were recognized on Friday May 10, 2019 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 www.fujitsu.com.

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 http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-network-communications, 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 13, 2019
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.