Saturday, November 3, 2012

San Diego Met Senior Awarded Nordstrom Scholarship

MET Student San Diego Met High School senior Hannah Brown was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Nordstrom Scholarship Program, presented by Anita Crandall (pictured on right with Hannah), Nordstrom Diversity Affairs Director in the San Diego region. Students are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments. The selection committee also looks for individuals who have a strong sense of community and humanity mixed with the desire to succeed in college and excel in life.

Crandall presented the scholarship to Hannah at a special assembly on Oct. 19. "For me personally Hannah demonstrated a determination to do something beyond what she ever thought was possible," Crandall said during the presentation. "She has a quiet strength that is refreshing and although I wasn¹t on the committee, I was cheering for her."

Since 1994, Nordstrom has awarded college scholarships to hard-working high school students from across the country. The company will award 80 scholarships of $10,000 in 2013. The scholarships are paid out in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the college of the student¹s choice.

Selection criteria requires that high school juniors live in one of the 31 states where Nordstrom operates a Full-line or Rack store. Students who demonstrate outstanding community involvement and scholastic achievement are welcome to apply for the scholarship. Students must have an un-weighted cumulative GPA of 2.7 and must also be eligible to attend a four-year college or university in the United States during all years for which the scholarship is awarded.

Hannah has completed a number of academic internships while attending Met High School. Currently, she is an intern at 3 D Robotics working with hobby drones. She has been accepted to LeTourneau University in Longview, TX where she plans to major in Electrical Engineering.

For further information contact Principal Mildred Phillips at or (619)388-2297.