AUSTIN, Tex. -- Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) today honored the first recipients of the SEMI Frank Squires Scholarship during a luncheon here today at the Semicon Southwest '99 trade show.
Named after the late Frank Squires, the Sematech executive who helped build semiconductor educational programs in schools around the country, the scholarship program benefits students enrolled in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Program at Austin Community College. The scholarships are sponsored by SEMI, of Mountain View, Calif., and funded by contributions from the Austin-area semiconductor community.
The recipients of the 1999 scholarships, which are each valued at $2,500, are Lisa Abrahamson, Del Valle High School; Laura Abrahamson, Del Valle High School; Natasha Jones, Del Valle High School; Erik Guerrero, Del Valle High School; and Gabriel Rodriguez, Manor High School.
"It is a great pleasure to honor these exceptional young people with this scholarship," said Terry Berke, SEMI's Southwest regional manager. "The future of our industry depends on developing students such as these who have a keen interest in technology and a desire to excel. Their enthusiasm and energy is inspiring and I hope that others will be encouraged to follow in their footsteps and pursue careers in our industry."