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Brooks Automation Awards 16 College Scholarships
Scholarship recipients, standing left to right: Jessica DeFazio, Jeffrey Taylor, Michael Harrington, Charles Alamed, Lauren Elliot, Melissa Ray, Jacob Murphy. Front row: Jacquelyn Holmes, Sarah Barrett. Seven additional recipients were not present for the photo shoot.
Chelmsford, MA — Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS) held its Fifth Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on June 29th to honor students selected to receive awards as part of the company's Annual Scholarship Program.

The Program is open to children of Brooks Automation's 920 domestic employees enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Recipients for 2011 were selected based on their strong academic performance, community and extracurricular activities and a written essay. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a third party administrator, reviews all applications and selects the recipients of the scholarships, each worth $5,000.

"The character, personality and academic achievement of the award recipients was exemplary and they and their parents should be very proud," said Steve Schwartz, President and CEO of Brooks Automation. "Brooks would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to this year's recipients and wish them continued success in their academic endeavors. We are committed to supporting our employees and their children through this program."

There were 16 recipients for the 2011/2012 academic year, selected from a field of 47 applicants: Jessica DiFazio, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Materials Engineering; Jeffrey Taylor, Boston University majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Michael Harrington, Northeastern University majoring in Computer Engineering; Charles Alamed, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Electrical Engineering; Lauren Elliott, Philadelphia University majoring in Industrial Design; Melissa Ray, University of Miami majoring in Nursing; Jacob Murphy, Emory University majoring in History; Jacquelyn Holmes, Bates College majoring in Woman and Gender Studies; Sarah Barrett, Quinnipiac University majoring in Biology. Recipients Not Present: Kyle Blodgett, Western Washington University majoring in Linguistics; Paul Buonpane, Saint Michaels College majoring in Physics; Hillary Keefe, Ithaca College majoring in Television and Radio Communications; Chhaya Lim, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Nuclear Engineering; Emily Martin, University of Maryland Baltimore County majoring in Social Work and Services; Mohamed Ali Najia, Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Biomedical Engineering; Kenneth Underwood, Texas A&M University majoring in Physics.

Contact: Brooks Automation, Inc., 15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824 978-262-2400 fax: 978-262-2500 Web:

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