M. Kasparian Portsmouth, High School Junior, Receives
ARMENIAN REPORTER INT'L
IL - Laura M. Kasparian of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, who is
a junior at Portsmouth high School, is one of seven Rhode Island
recipients of the $2,500 state scholarship awarded by Discover
Discover Card is awarding nearly $1.5 million in scholarships
to high school juniors as part of the Discover Card Tribute
Award Scholarship program. This year marks the 10th anniversary
of the Tribute Awards program, with an increase in funding from
$1 million to $1.5 million.
Since its inception in 1991, the Discover Card Tribute Award
program has awarded more than $8.6 million in scholarships to
over 4,000 students nationwide. Given in cooperation with the
American Association of School Administrators (AASA), scholarships
are awarded to high school juniors have demonstrated excellence
in many areas of their lives - not just academics.
This year, winders were selected form a pool of nearly 10,000
applicants. While students must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative
grade point average to qualify, they must also demonstrate accomplishments
in three of four areas: special talents, leadership, obstacles
to overcome, and community service. Once the student graduates
high school, scholarship funds may be applied to various education
or training programs.
The winner in each state go on to compete for nine national
scholarships each worth $25,000. The national Tribute Award
winners will be honored in June at a ceremony at Discover Financial
Services' headquarters in Riverwoods, Illinois.