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Goshen College announces top scholarship recipients for 2013-14

Goshen College announced the 22 recipients of the school's top scholarships for 2013-14.
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 18, 2013 at 4:46 p.m.

GOSHEN — Goshen College announced the 22 recipients of the school's top scholarships for 2013-14.

Six 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 $19,000 per year and $76,000 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 2013 PLA selections, who will receive the scholarship upon enrollment at Goshen College, are:

Ÿ Elaine Anderson of Watertown, Wis., daughter of Eric and Trena Anderson, who is graduating from Watertown Senior High School. She plans to major in biology.

Ÿ Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus of Mount Ranier, Md., daughter of Eric Stoltzfus and Cynthia Lapp, who is graduating from Eleanor Roosevelt High School. She plans to major in environmental science.

Ÿ Philip Longenecker of Grayslake, Ill., son of Kenton Longenecker and Shelly Mann, who is graduating from Grayslake Central High School. He plans to major in biology.

Ÿ Do Won Park of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, daughter of Joon Hyoung Park and Kyoung Shim Beack, who is graduating from Mennonite Educational Institute. She plans to be an interdisciplinary major.

Ÿ Jacob Roth of Archbold, Ohio, son of Stan and Susan Roth, who is graduating from Pettisville High School. He plans to major in molecular biology/biochemistry.

Ÿ Maia Stack of Wauwatosa, Wis., daughter of David Stack and Pamela Downing, who is graduating from Wauwatosa West High School. She plans to major in elementary education.

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

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:

Ÿ Paola Andrade of Fort Myers, Fla., daughter of Patricia Andrade, who is graduating from Fort Myers High School. She plans to major in psychology.

Ÿ Emily Castro of South Bend, Ind., daughter of Raul and Maria Castro, who is graduating from George Washington High School. She plans to major in molecular biology/biochemistry.

Ÿ Julio Contreras of East Chicago, Ind., son of Eliseo Contreras and JoAnn Ramirez, who is graduating from East Chicago Central High School. He plans to major in chemistry.

Ÿ Crystopher Echavarria of South Ozone Park, N.Y., son of Yunior Echavarria and Cruz Concepcion, who is graduating from Villas del Mar International School. He plans to major in nursing.

Ÿ Francis Fonseca of Pembroke Pines, Fla., daughter of Enrique and Elizabeth Fonseca, who is graduating from Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School. She plans to major in public relations.

Ÿ James Garcia of Grayslake Ill., son of Sergio and Mako Garcia, who is graduating from Grayslake Central High School. He plans to major in biology.

Ÿ Katya Lopez of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Jesus and Alma Lopez, who is graduating from Goshen High School. She plans to major in biology.

Ÿ Fabian Lopez of Osceola, Ind., son of Antonio and Terry Lopez, who is graduating from Penn High School. He plans to major in chemistry.

Ÿ Alaide Medellin of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Rafael and Joside Medellin, who is graduating from Goshen High School. She plans to major in psychology.

Ÿ Illiana Rivera of Chicago, Ill., daughter of Edward and Maribel Rivera, who is graduating from Noble Street Charter High School. She plans to major in biology.

Also, six 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 have demonstrated a distinguished academic record and significant leadership involvement in activities which promote multicultural awareness and understanding in their local communities during high school. The Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship is worth $5,000 per year and $20,000 over four years.

To qualify for the Stoltzfus Leadership Scholarship, a student must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States with a 3.0 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:

Ÿ Lucas Al-Zoughbi of South Bend, Ind., son of Zoughbi Zoughbi and Sandra Lindower, who is graduating from Clay High School. He plans to major in peace, justice and conflict studies.

Ÿ Karina Flores of Goshen, Ind., daughter of Jose and Simona Flores, who is graduating from Goshen High School. She plans to major in biology.

Ÿ Lawrence Mead Jr. of Chicago, Ill., who is graduating from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men. He plans to major in communication.

Ÿ Rachel Miller-Haughton of San Diego, Calif., daughter of Kevin Haughton and Jill Miller, who is graduating from Patrick Henry High School. She plans to major in English.

Ÿ Antianna Terrell of Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of Anthony and Tonikka Terrell, who is graduating from Pike High School. She plans to major in art.

Ÿ Marwin Williams of Chicago, Ill., son of Marwin Williams Jr. and Theresa Chamders who is graduating from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men. He plans to major in business.



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