Students Receive Horatio Alger Association's Honeywell Scholarships
July 24, 2017
Ten U.S. college students who have overcome adversity to continue their education in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) have received the fourth-annual Horatio Alger Association's Honeywell Scholarship awards in the amount of $10,000 each.
The scholarship was established in 2014 by Honeywell Executive Chairman Dave Cote after he was inducted into the Association as a lifetime member.
“It is an honor &endash; for the fourth year in a row &endash; to work alongside the Association to award scholarships to these remarkable and deserving students, who are determined to achieve their dreams,” said Cote. “I am certain they will positively contribute to the STEM fields and help the U.S. continue to be a technological leader throughout the world. I look forward to witnessing all that they will accomplish.”
To qualify for the Honeywell Scholarship, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), exhibit strong character and academic promise, and display perseverance in overcoming significant personal adversity. The 2017 Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholars have an average GPA of 3.53 while living in households with an average annual income of $13,593.
In addition to the 10 scholarship recipients, the Association also announced that four students have been chosen for Honeywell's summer internship program. The program enables select Horatio Alger Scholars who are entering their senior year of college to participate in an internship at various Honeywell locations across the country. Internship assignments range from cross-business projects and individual research assignments to design and innovation development. Honeywell's goal is to convert successful interns into full-time employees.