EHS Class of 2020’s Vellenga Garners $20K Scholarship from Universal Display Corporation
Ewing High School Class of 2020’s Nicholas Vellenga, the valedictorian of the graduating class, was granted the $20,000 PHOLED Scholarship Award by Universal Display Corporation (UDC, Inc.).
Universal Display Corporation has established an annual UDC, Inc. PHOLED Scholarship to be awarded to a college-bound Ewing High School student pursing a college degree in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Vellenga will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall.
UDC, Inc. is a leading innovation technology company that is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey. The company’s mission is to be a key enabler in the OLED (organic light emitting diode) ecosystem and help grow the OLED industry with their broad and deep experience and know-how, proprietary OLED technologies and UniversalPHOLED® (phosphorescent OLED) emissive materials’ systems.
Vellenga was awarded the competitive scholarship for his outstanding academic performance, many contributions to the school community, and after submitting an essay detailing his interest and future pursuits in STEM.
“We are very proud of Nicholas and all his success, and thank UDC, Inc. for recognizing his achievements and awarding him this scholarship,” Superintendent Michael Nitti stated. “It is admirable that a local technology company is supporting a very talented member of our community. As a leader in the OLED ecosystem, UDC supports a range of educational initiatives designed to inspire and encourage future generations interested in STEM. We are all excited about Nicholas’ bright future.”