II-VI Marlow offers a practicum for Dallas-area high school students. In the practicum program, students receive a paid internship, professional mentorship and $500 scholarship per year with for four years and totals $2,000.
Students will also satisfy the work requirement to apply for the II-VI Foundation Scholarship, an award of up to $ 5,000 per year for eligible freshmen applicants and upper class candidates are eligible for up to a $10,000 scholarship.
The Foundation is open to students of diverse background who plan to enter the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics at the undergraduate level. Students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA (un-weighted for high school students) through college and complete 9 weeks or 360 hours of relevant work experience in an industrial setting. The maximum award for this scholarship is limited to four years and totals $35,000.
In coordination with school counselors, the practicum students prepare résumés and interview for available job openings. The selected students will work full-time during the summer of their junior year and part-time during their senior year under the supervision of a professional mentor.
With the practicum/scholarship program, II-VI Marlow seeks to proactively develop the next generation of science and engineering