Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, today announced four winners of its 2019 Insperity Merit Scholarship administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The scholarship recipients are Kaylyn Daniel, Vic Fischer, Martin Manion and Ian Padhye. The Merit Scholarship is offered annually to children of Insperity corporate employees and children of employees at Insperity client companies. The students receive a $1,000 scholarship for each year of college attended, up to four years. Recipients are selected based on academic records throughout their high school career, significant activities and contributions to school and community, test scores, school recommendations, and student essays about personal characteristics, activities, plans and goals. During the last 18 years, Insperity has awarded 62 scholarships to high school seniors.
Kaylyn Daniel is a graduate of the Kingwood Park High School. She plans to attend St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and study mechanical engineering and play softball. Kaylyn graduated in the top two percent of her class and was active in several organizations, including the National Honor Society, as well as the Math (historian), Science (treasurer), Spanish (secretary), and English Honor Societies. Her volunteer efforts included tutoring and organizing events such as a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital. As a Junior Rotarian, Kaylyn had the opportunity to represent her school district as a future community leader and assist with service projects that directly benefit the local community, including participation in the Houston Turn Empathy into Action Peacebuilders Conference. She is the daughter of Craig and Tracy Daniel, who is an instructional designer at Insperity.
Ian Padhye is a graduate of Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas, and will attend the University of Texas at Austin where he plans to major in mechanical engineering. Ian was a member of the National Honor Society in his senior year, worked as a math tutor and participated in the Houston Area Model UN competition. He was a member of the Science Olympiad for seven years, competing at the Texas state tournament throughout high school. Ian was also president of the Science National Honor Society during his senior year, growing and directing the new club’s activities designed to promote science within the community. A cellist in the high school chamber orchestra for three years, he has performed and competed in national, state and regional orchestras and ensembles. In addition, Ian has played the piano for over eleven years, and during that time, his love for music has taken shape in writing and recording music, as well as branching out to other instruments including the guitar and bass. Ian is the son of Dr. Nikhil and Kathryn Padhye, who is manager of retirement services communication at Insperity.