Goshen College announces top scholarship recipients for 2012-13

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College announced today the recipients of the school’s top scholarships for 2012-13.

Fourteen college-bound students are being offered the President’s Leadership Award (PLA), which is the college’s top merit scholarship. The PLA is given in recognition of outstanding academic performance and promise in potential leadership. The award, worth $18,000 per year and $72,000 over four years, includes participation in a leadership program. The award is renewable if recipients maintain a 3.5 grade point average during college and contribute 15 hours per semester in the leadership program.

The 2012 PLA selections, who will receive the scholarship upon enrollment at Goshen College, are:

  • Hannah Barg of Grayslake, Ill., daughter of Steven and Susan Barg, who is graduating from Warren Township High School. She plans to major in environmental science or communication.
  • Elizabeth Derstine of Lancaster, Pa., daughter of Blaine Derstine and Rebecca Burkholder, who is graduating from Lancaster Mennonite High School. She plans to major in communication.
  • Hannah Enns of East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada, daughter of Doug and Naomi Enns, who is graduating from UNL Independent Study High School. She plans to major in peace, justice and conflict studies.
  • Kara Hostetter of Harrisonburg, Va., daughter of Loren Hostetter and Glenda Siegrist, who is graduating from the International Community School of Addis Ababa. She plans to major in biology.
  • Hannah Schaefer Kenagy of Dix Hills, N.Y., daughter of Susan Kenagy and Katherine Schaefer, who is graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School East. She plans to major in chemistry.
  • Michelle Kuroda of Georgetown, Texas, daughter of Oscar and Patricia Kuroda, who is graduating from Georgetown High School. She plans to major in English.
  • Andrew Leaman of Louisville, Ohio, son of Bryan and Ann Leaman, who is graduating from Louisville High School. He plans to major in physics.
  • Emilie Raber of Dalton, Ohio, daughter of Philip and Myriam Raber, who is graduating from Central Christian High School. She plans to major in history.
  • Peter Meyer Reimer of Goshen, Ind., son of Paul and Kathy Meyer Reimer, who is graduating from Goshen High School. He plans to major in social work or history.
  • Benjamin Shelly of Goshen, Ind., son of Karl and Michelle Shelly, who is graduating from Goshen High School. He plans to major in journalism.
  • Brian Sutter of South Bend, Ind., son of David and Janice Sutter, who is graduating from John Adams High School. He plans to major in physics or environmental science.
  • Grace Weaver of Scottdale, Pa., daughter of Neal and Laureen Weaver, who is graduating from Southmoreland Senior High School. She is undecided on a major.
  • Malaina Weldy of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Alan Weldy and Carla Friesen Weldy, who is graduating from Bethany Christian Schools. She plans to major in business.
  • Allyson Yoder of Tucson, Ariz., daughter of Eric and Leanne Yoder, who is graduating from University High School. She plans to major in English.

Eleven students are being offered Center for International Teaching & Learning (CITL) Leadership Program awards. The CITL Leadership Program is a group of Latino/a students who are selected to participate in a learning community as part of the college’s Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning. The award is reserved for first-generation college students. The students receive full tuition and leadership opportunities on campus.

To qualify for the CITL Leadership Program, students must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a high school grade point average of 3.0 or above and be entering Goshen College directly from high school. Priority is given to in-state students, though out-of-state students are encouraged to apply as well.

The students who will receive the CITL Leadership Program awards are:

  • Marcos Castillo of Nappanee, Ind., son of Marcos and Alfreda Castillo, who is graduating from Northwood High School. He plans to major in business.
  • Jessica Davila of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Mario Alberto and Ma De De Davila, who is graduating from Goshen High School. She plans to study pre-medicine.
  • Victor Garcia of Goshen, Ind., son of Barbara Jo Garcia, who is graduating from Goshen High School. He plans to major in communication.
  • Alejandro Genis of Elkhart, Ind., son of Patricia and Mark Stiles, who is graduating from Elkhart Central High School. He plans to major in biology.
  • Cynthia Medina of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Jose and Patricia Medina, who is graduating from Northwood High School. She plans to study pre-physical therapy.
  • Diana Navarro of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Jaime and Esperanza Navarro, who is graduating from Northridge High School. She plans to study pre-law.
  • Gabriela Nunes-Maldonado of Apple Creek, Ohio, daughter of Haroldo and Esmirna Nunes, who is graduating from Central Christian High School. She plans to major in business.
  • Alberto Patino of Elkhart, Ind., son of Florentino and Maria Patino, who is graduating from Elkhart Memorial High School. He plans to major in physics.
  • Oscar Preciado of Elkhart, Ind., son of Alberto and Araceli Preciado, who graduated from Elkhart Memorial High School. He plans to study pre-engineering.
  • Priscilla Ramirez of Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of Francisco Ramirez and Enedina Tlacomulco Rosas, who is graduating from North Side High School. She plans to major in biology.
  • Sandra Rodriguez of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Isabel and Maria Rodriguez, who is graduating Goshen High School. She plans to major in nursing.

And 12 high school seniors are being offered the Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship, which is awarded to African American, Latino/a American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) students who were heavily involved in promoting multicultural awareness during high school. The Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $5,000 per year for four years.

To qualify for the Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship, a student must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States with a 2.75 or greater grade point average in high school. Students entering college directly after high school are given priority.

The students who will receive the Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship are:

  • William Broaddus of Lancaster, Pa., son of Kerry and Susan Broaddus, who is graduating from McCaskey High School. He plans to major in music.
  • Martin Brubaker of Lowell, Mich., son of Daniel Brubaker and Tamara Brubaker-Salcedo, who is graduating from Lowell High School. He plans to major in biology.
  • Evan Grimes of Goshen, Ind., son of Daniel and Brenda Grimes, who is graduating from Bethany Christian Schools. He plans to study pre-engineering.
  • Emily Guerrero of Hobart, Ind., daughter of Tammy Guerrero, who is graduating from Hobart High School. She plans to major in molecular biology.
  • Tam Huynh of Goshen, Ind., son of Hung Huynh and Hong Nguyen, who is graduating from Goshen High School. He plans to major in biology.
  • Michelle Kuroda of Georgetown, Texas, daughter of Oscar and Patricia Kuroda, who is graduating from Georgetown High School. She plans to major in English.
  • Faisal Munir of Chicago, Ill., son of Munir Hussain and Hanif Kubra, who is graduating from William Jones College Preparatory High School. He plans to major in accounting.
  • Martin Johnson of Homewood, Ill., son of Robert and Constance Johnson who is graduating from Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He plans to major in history.
  • Xavier Prather of Kalamazoo, Mich., son of Rick Prather and Kenya Calloway who is graduating from Gull Lake High School. He plans to major in history,
  • Amit Pullarkat of Keller, Texas, son of Renil Pullarkat and Bindu Radhakrishnan who is graduating from Carroll High School. He plans to major in biology.
  • Anjali Pullarkat of Keller, Texas, daughter of Renil Pullarkat and Bindu Radhakrishnan who is graduating from Carroll High School. She plans to major in biology.
  • Elizabeth Woodworth of Middlebury, Ind., daughter of Todd and Diane Woodworth, who is graduating from Northridge High School. She plans to major in music.

Editors: For more information about this release, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or jodihb@goshen.edu.

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