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Upward Bound Student Receives $20,000 Dell Scholar Award

RELEASED: May 1, 2008

Neena Xiong
Neena Xiong

EAU CLAIRE — North High School senior Neena Xiong, a participant of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Upward Bound program, was named a Dell Scholar April 10.

The Upward Bound program, which encourages high school students to apply for scholarships like the Dell Scholar award, provides academic and personal counseling, career and college exploration to students with potential for success in postsecondary education. Xiong has been involved in the program throughout high school.

As a Dell Scholar, Xiong will receive a $20,000 scholarship to defray education-related expenses at an accredited college or university program. The monies also can be used for approved internships and study abroad programs. In addition, Xiong will receive a Dell laptop, desktop computer and printer. The Dell scholarship is offered through the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Xiong plans on pursuing a baccalaureate double major in international relations and Japanese.

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