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The chapter scholarship committee wants to thank the participating chapter members for your generosity, especially thanks to those who made additional donations after our initial donation drive. As a result, we were able to offer four $1250 scholarships this year.

We had ten applicants, and Scholarship America selected four winners for the upcoming school year:

Andrew BriggsAndrew Briggs is a second year winner of one of our scholarships. Andrew will be graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Then, he plans to continue his education at the graduate level to obtain a PhD in Social Psychology or, adding Law, for a dual PhD/JD degree. Andrew plans toteach and do research eventually at the university level. He is a grandson of chapter member, Angela Botbol.

Miriam BrownMiriam Brown is a granddaughter of chapter member, Ken Powlesland. She is an entering freshman at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, who plans to major in Journalism. At 13, Miriam accompanied her father to South Africa during his scientific research. For the six months they lived there, she saw first-hand the effects of poverty, racism and AIDS, and helped teach AIDS orphans. Miriam also sent e-mails describing the real problems she saw and was experiencing to her friends at home. When she returned to high school in the U.S., she became editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and came to see journalism as a way to “inform people about situations distanced from their own personal experiences”.

Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson is another second year winner of our scholarship. Grandson of Chapter member John Jacobson, Peter is proceeding into his third year at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He is still on track to graduate early with a dual major in Finance and Accounting. Recently, Peter was designated a Huntsman Scholar (Utah State’s Huntsman School of Business) and will have a semester of classes covering international business themes that will include a several-week trip to Europe to learn first-hand from European leaders.

Samuel OstromSamuel Ostrom, grandson of Chapter member Don Ostrom, is beginning his college education at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. He plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering, building on his interest in biology and chemistry, his problem solving skills developed in mathematics courses, and his desire to leave the world a better place. (Materials engineering is a fast developing course of study which combines biological and physical sciences in creative and innovative applications.) As his grandfather might say to Sam at the beginning of his college career, “Each day will be another day in which to excel".

We wish that all of our applicants will excel in college and have rewarding lives.