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CAS book scholarship winners announced

By Tara Carter, University Relations intern

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 21 - February 20, 1997

The 1996-97 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Challenge Book Scholarship Program have been named.

The winners are Rebecca L. Brogan of Blacksburg, majoring in history; Selena M. Colvin of Salem, majoring in psychology; Jennifer R. Ferris of Blacksburg, majoring in psychology; Wendy A. Fletcher of Greenville, S.C., majoring in theatre arts; Christopher A. Hall of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., majoring in math; Mary Ann Hendricks of Blacksburg, majoring in theatre arts; Jeff C. Hinkle of Danville, majoring in communication studies; Lisa M. Johnson of Langhorne, Pa., majoring in theatre arts; Lara A. Martin of Warrenton, majoring in biology; and Ryan Nissim-Sabat of Fredericksburg, majoring in political science.

The nomination process was open to all students in the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring registration period, October 22-29. Nominees were judged on the basis of a short paragraph describing why the nominee deserved the award. The Dean's Student Advisory Committee of the college establishes the guidelines, reviews all submissions and makes the selections for the scholarship.

Those nominated for the scholarship must be a senior graduating in May 1997 or December 1997 in the College of Arts and Sciences to be eligible. Each winner received $150 from funds obtained in last year's Senior Challenge drive.

The Senior Challenge is a university-wide annual drive designed to raise money for each college by targeting graduating seniors. The program is completely run by senior students in each college.

The 1995 Dean's Student Advisory Committee in the CAS decided to award book scholarships with the proceeds. The scholarship money is intended to help students cover the costs of textbooks. Money collected in excess of the amount used for scholarships is put into the college's Senior Challenge book-scholarship endowment. As the endowment continues to grow in the future, the college will be able to award more scholarships than the 10 given out this year.