Ten of the 15 business-funded scholarships given to St. Louis-area Merit Scholarship finalists this year came from The Boeing Company. Each of the 10 students will receive $1,500 a year for four years for use at their chosen four-year colleges and universities. Students are selected as Merit scholars based on their test scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT), which they take in the fall of their junior year of high school. Selections also are based on recommendations from school officials and academic achievement.
"These students have outstanding records of accomplishment and great potential for future academic success," said Jim Glickert, senior manager of College and University Relations. "The company is proud to support not just our employees in their lifelong learning, but their sons and daughters as well."
Nationally, Boeing awarded scholarships to 74 high school graduates residing in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
"This year, Boeing will contribute more than $1.2 million in scholarships," said John Warner, senior vice president and chief administrative officer. "These scholarships in particular are a great example of how we directly assist employees' families in reaching their education goals."
St. Louis-area students who will receive scholarships from Boeing are:
- Steven Buback, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles
- Michael Davenport, Collinsville High School, Collinsville
- Christopher Drexelius, Edwardsville Senior High School, Edwardsville
- Michelle Eldridge, Wentzville Holt High School, Wentzville
- Jennifer Harris, Edwardsville Senior High School, Edwardsville
- Matthew Jackson, Alton High School, Alton
- Jeffrey Leib, Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis
- Amanda Legal, Visitation Academy, St. Louis
- Ryan Owen, McCluer North High School, Florissant
- Nishant Shah, Parkway North High School, St. Louis