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Local students awarded scholarships to IUP

by IUP News Service on April 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Ten local high school students have been selected for a Sutton Scholars academic achievement scholarship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

“Sutton Scholars are an elite group,” IUP Director of Admissions Michael Husenits said. “We’ve established this program to recognize the best of our freshman applicants, ones who have very strong academics and outstanding promise.”

Students must apply to be considered for the program and are chosen following an on-campus competitive interview process.

Started in 2012, the IUP Sutton Scholarship is funded by private gifts the Foundation for IUP received from university alumni, friends and employees. IUP’s Class of 2012 also designated a portion of its class gift to this scholarship fund.

The scholarship is available to Pennsylvania students and can be renewed for four years of study.

The local Sutton Scholars students are:

  • Alex R. Botsford, of Indiana, son of Robert and Denise Botsford. He will earn his high school diploma from Indiana Area Senior High School in May and attend IUP in the fall as a physics major. Botsford won an award for his writing through the Scholastic National Writing Contest and is involved in a number of activities at Sovereign Grace Church.
  • Christopher Dale Boyer, of Homer City, son of John C. and Debra L. Boyer. He will graduate from Homer-Center High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a computer science major. He has received a perfect attendance award and is a member of the student council, Media Club and the National Honor Society. He has volunteered for the Red Cross.
  • Vincent T. Campisano, of Indiana, son of Thomas J. Campisano. He will graduate from Indiana Area High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a political science/pre-law major. A high honors student, he is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and the rifle and tennis teams.
  • Kathrine C. Evans, of Indiana, daughter of Christine Evans. She will graduate from Indiana Area Senior High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a criminology major. She is a member of the Indiana High School Madrigal Singers, the a cappella choir, the marching band, symphonic band and wind ensemble. She has volunteered for the Cause for Paws fundraiser through the Indiana County Humane Society, the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat initiative through the International Thespian Society and the Teddy Bear Fund Drive sponsored by Renda Broadcasting.
  • Matthew O’Hara, of Home, son of Daniel and Lorraine O’Hara. He will graduate from Marion Center Area High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as an operations management major. He served as president of his high school’s student council and was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He is also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the Character Counts Club and the choir. He has participated in school plays and musicals and volunteers at American Red Cross blood drives.
  • Sarah M. Peles, of Glen Campbell, daughter of Daniel and Bernardine Peles. She will graduate from Purchase Line High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a nursing major. She serves as president of her high school’s National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America. She is the yearbook’s treasurer, participates in Quiz Bowl and is a member of the math and reading teams and marching band.
  • Jordan Pohley, of Homer City, son of Paul and Lisa Pohley. He will graduate from Homer-Center High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a physics major. He has also been chosen for a scholarship from IUP’s Robert E. Cook Honors College and is a member of the gifted program, National Honor Society, baseball and golf teams, and the chorus. He is a member of the All-Heritage Conference science team.
  • Joshua Daniel Shaffer, of Shelocta, son of Daniel and Cynthia Shaffer. He will graduate from Apollo-Ridge High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a natural science/pre-optometry major. He was named student of the month by the Lions Club in junior and senior high and earned the Presidential Award for Academics. He also lettered in track and field and participated in band and Armstrong County’s 4-H Club.
  • Julia Snickles, of Marion Center, daughter of Patrick and Monica Snickles. She will graduate from Marion Center Area High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a nursing major. She serves as class treasurer, president of the International Thespian Society Troup 7483 and captain of the cross country team. She is also a member of the Girl Scouts.
  • Stephanie Walters, of Robinson, daughter of Steve and Mary Ann Walters. She will graduate from United Junior/Senior High School in June and attend IUP in the fall as a regional planning major. A member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Walters is a member of the band and chorus at her school as well as at Seward United Methodist Church.
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