by Lana Hall, senior program manager of corporate social responsibility
Each year roughly 1.6 million students from over 22,000 high schools across America enter the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their junior (third) year of high school by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting published participation requirements. The top 1.25% of test-takers become National Merit Semifinalists and roughly, 90% of the semifinalists become finalists.
Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
ON Semiconductor promotes and is a proud supporter of inclusive higher education, as it helps develop the skills and talents of society. With greater knowledge and connections, college-educated citizens help contribute to a robust workforce and healthier community. However, a higher education and opportunity gap is evident in the United States, as low-income youth face greater difficulties in pursuing, financing and completing educational goals beyond high school.
Written By: Rekha Nayak, human resources manager in India and grant advisor for Asia region
World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare.
This is an annual day of action for children and a time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to create.
The Senior Activity Center in Pocatello, Idaho is an organization committed to providing nutritional meals to seniors older than the age of 60. They announced that they have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the ON Semiconductor Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase food for the center’s nutrition program.
The Senior Activity Center’s mission is to provide a daily nutritional meal and support socialization, physical and cognitive activities that will serve the community’s senior population.
Written By: Joseph Notaro, vice president of worldwide automotive strategy and business development
In honor of World Kindness Day 2020, a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself and to the world, ON Semiconductor employees based in Germany shared their kindness. They recently lent a helping hand to a local charity in Munich called, Salberghaus, which provides a wide range of inpatient, semi-inpatient and outpatient services, as well as in day-care centers for children between the ages of two weeks and 10 years, and their families.
STEAM/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Day, which falls annually on November 8, celebrates the importance of promoting these skills. These subjects inarguably advance society and STEAM/STEM programs promote fun and engaging ways for students to immerse themselves in these subjects.
by: Wendy Wang, human resources manager and grant advisor for Asia Region
The ON Semiconductor Shenzhen sales office held their first Charity Week with the support from the Shenzhen staff recreation committee and the local management team. The goal was to increase employees’ awareness in the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and showed that together as a team, they can achieve significant results for a great cause.