Saturday, December 1, 2012

Met, SCPA Students Get Nordstrom Scholarships

Mikayla Stern-Ellis
Mikayla Stern-Ellis of SCPA

Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown of the Met
Students at the San Diego Met High School and the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts are among the 80 recipients nationwide of a $10,000 college scholarship from the Nordstrom department store.

Hannah Brown of the Met and Mikayla Stern-Ellis of SCPA received notification of the scholarship by a personal visit by the company's San Diego Region Diversity Affairs Director, Anita Crandall. Scholarship winners demonstrate outstanding community involvement and scholastic achievement with an un-weighted cumulative GPA of 2.7. They also 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 the San Diego Met High School, on the Mesa College campus. 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.

Mikayla’s goals are to become a scientist who works specifically with the Orangutan population in Borneo, after spending last summer in the island nation. Mikayla spent the summer of 2011 studying in the high school Oncology Program at UCSD. A student at SCPA since 6th grade, Mikayla will graduate from the 12th grade as a Drama Major in the Acting Program. She hopes to be attending either Columbia or Brown University in the fall of 2013.

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