Culver-Stockton selects six 2010 Pillars for Excellence Scholars
Thursday, April 15, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College has selected six students to receive full-tuition scholarships based on their performance at the 26th annual Pillars for Excellence Scholarship competition.
The students were chosen from 41 who competed to earn the scholarships. This year’s Pillars candidates averaged a 3.925 grade point average in high school (on a 4.0 scale) and a 27 ACT score.
The six Pillars Scholars, all of whom will attend Culver-Stockton as freshmen beginning in fall 2010 are:
• Kelsey Brown, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, Mo., daughter of Patrick and Janet Brown
• Hannah Kauffmann, Festus High School, Festus, Mo., daughter of William and Lisa Kauffmann
• Lisa Dawson, Gasconade County R-II High School, Owensville, Mo., daughter of John and Molly Dawson
• Dylan Green, Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, Ill., son of Ellen and Jonathan Green
• Brandon Mundschenk, Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Ill., son of Brad and Nancy Mundschenk
• Anne Showalter, Riverton High School, Riverton, Ill., daughter of Margaret Showalter and Jeff Showalter
The Pillars Scholarship is awarded through a day long invitation-only competition. In order to be invited, students must meet stringent academic standards. On the day of competition, each student not only has to write an essay but also be interviewed by a panel of judges that includes full-time faculty members and a current Culver-Stockton student who has previously been awarded the Pillars Scholarship.
“We welcomed an excellent group of Pillars candidates to this year’s competition,” said Dick Valentine, Culver-Stockton College president. “It was a wonderful day that culminated with each of the participants being recognized with the college’s first official Pillars medallion. Culver-Stockton is proud of these amazing young men and women and has high expectations of them becoming campus leaders.”
The Pillars Scholarship pays all tuition costs and can be renewed annually at the value of the freshman year if the student maintains a 3.2 grade point average at Culver-Stockton.
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