September 03, 2004

Berglund wins chancellor's scholarship

by Bonnie Marx

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Erica Sloan Berglund, a 2004 graduate of Woodbury (Minn.) High School, is the recipient of a chancellor's scholarship from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The award provides tuition and fees for four years. For the current school year, it's worth $6,340 for Berglund, daughter of Marcie Berglund and Daniel Berglund of Woodbury, Minn.

Berglund is one of nine freshmen who make up the 2004 group of Chancellor's Scholars.

Minimum eligibility requirements are an ACT (American College Test) composite score of 29, a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 (perfect) scale and leadership qualities.

This year's scholars recorded an average ACT score of 31.22; 36 is the maximum score. All the recipients ranked in the top 2 percent of their high school graduating class.

Berglund was a National Merit Scholar in high school.

Her activities included choir, chamber singers, theater and karate.

Berglund plans to major in cinema production and vocal performance.

Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.