Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy, has named three Baltimore-area graduating high school seniors Nielsen Scholars. The students will receive a $2,500 scholarship award, as well as a fully-loaded netbook computer.

The scholarship award is part of Nielsen’s outreach to diverse communities in the Baltimore region, a key component of the company’s strategy to heighten visibility among minority audiences. A longstanding supporter of education and higher learning, Nielsen is equally committed to diversity and in ensuring diverse audiences participate in Nielsen surveys and studies.

“These awards highlight Nielsen’s commitment to transforming today’s promising young minds into tomorrow’s business and community leaders,” said Courtney Jones, director of public affairs for Nielsen, in a press release.

Nielsen identified one high school from three area school systems: Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools.

The three award-winning graduating seniors, and their respective schools, are:
• Rachael Guess – Western High School (Baltimore City)
• Chasity Chantel Robinson – Woodlawn High School (Baltimore County)
• Derek Altema – Oakland Mills High School (Howard County)

The scholarship recipients all maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and will enter college in the fall.