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Four MIT students win Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships

Four members of the MIT community are among the 125 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country who have been honored this year with Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships.

Freshman Qiaodan Jin Stone, sophomore Nigel Kojimoto, and juniors Gina Noh and Vinay Ramasesh won the scholarships, which recognize their high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

Chosen from more than 800 qualified applicants, the scholarship winners receive money toward college tuition costs for the 2010-2011 school year.

Scholarships are made available to minority students enrolled in technical degree programs at the bachelor’s degree level or above. Eligible students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and show financial need. Recipients of the scholarship were notified in December. Students are allowed to reapply for the scholarships, which are funded by the Xerox Foundation, on an annual basis.

Since the program began in 1987, the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship program has provided nearly $2 million in funding to help approximately 2,000 students achieve their academic and professional goals.

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