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The SEMI Foundation and the SEMI Texas Chapter are excited to offer the ‘Ken Parmerter Memorial Scholarship’ ($1,000) to a high school senior who is planning to attend college following high school graduation. The scholarship award may be used at colleges or universities within the United States. 


The winning recipient must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must be a current or past student in the Texas school system and have successfully completed the SEMI High Tech U program of February 2014.
  2. Applicants are in their senior year of high school.
  3. Applicants must include a transcript that demonstrates a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at their graduating high school or approved institution.
  4. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or authorized permanent resident of the US.
  5. Applicants must satisfactorily respond to the three essay questions listed on page 2 of this letter.
  6. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member or an academic adviser.

 Five required documents constitute this application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. School transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation
  5. One page (total) response to three essay questions

Application Deadline:  Application materials for this 2015 scholarship must be received via hard copy by the SEMI Foundation (see address below) on or before October 17, 2014.

Award Notification:  Scholarship award will be presented on October 30 at the SEMI Texas Fall Outlook meeting.

Essay Questions:  Using one page total (not one page per question) answer these three questions: 

  1. How do you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom?
  2. What was the most difficult problem you have had to solve as part of a team?  Describe the problem, what your role was in solving it and what the ultimate outcome was.
  3. Describe how you demonstrate one of the HTU Desired Behaviors in your daily life either inside or outside of school. (HTU Desired Behaviors are: teamwork, interest and/or aptitude in high tech and demonstrating a positive attitude.)