Grants for College Students and Faculty

Sony Electronics, with the support of Intel, has launched a new scholarship program.The program commenced in Long Beach yesterday when the Hearst /California State University Trustee Award winners were the first recipients of Sony's scholarship grants. The grants include a Sony VAIO notebook, Webbie high-definition camera with 16-gigabyte memory card and Walkman® MP3 player.

In addition to the CSU students to be honored at today's event, Sony will also award grants to junior faculty members at several CSU campuses. Selected CSU tenure-track junior faculty members will receive a Sony VAIO notebook, Sony HD Camcorder with 16-gigabyte Memory Stick, Sony Reader and 26-inch display BRAVIA television. The CSU System will be making a separate announcement this fall of their selections for these new faculty awards.

Sony will also provide scholarship grants to 30 universities and community colleges across the US at its "First Wave" of participating campuses selected for the new program. Student grant recipients will be chosen by their campuses based on financial need and academic excellence.

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