Kyoto Prize Symposium Awards $10,000 Scholarships to Six Students

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SAN DIEGO – April 4, 2011 – Six high school seniors, three from the San Diego area and three from Tijuana, have been awarded $10,000 Kyoto Prize scholarships and will be honored April 4 at the Kyoto Prize Symposium and Gala.

Administered by the San Diego Foundation, the scholarships are awarded to students who have been inspired to pursue a college education in one of the three annual Kyoto Prize categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences or Arts and Philosophy.

The San Diego awardees include Anisha Mudaliar of Carmel Valley, a senior at Pacific Ridge School, in the Advanced Technology category; Thomas “Andy” Keller of Lakeside, a senior at Granite Hills High School, in the Basic Sciences category; and Jocelyn Nobouphasavanh, of Mountain View, a student at The Preuss School, UCSD, in Arts and Philosophy.

Dr. Lilly Cheng, San Diego State University, and Dr. Michael Inoue, honorary consul general of Japan for San Diego, conducted the student selection interviews.

The Tijuana area winners, include Bertram Alonso Peterson Villalobos, from Instituto Mexico, in Advanced Technology; Haimei Liang, from Lararo Cardenas Preparatoria Federal, in Basic Sciences; and Jemima Raquel Ramirez Sanchez, from Cecyte Cachanillas, in Arts and Philosophy.