September 03, 2004

Drewes wins chancellor's scholarship

by Bonnie Marx

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carrie Drewes, a 2004 graduate of Oblong 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 Drewes, daughter of Bill Drewes and Kathy Drewes of Annapolis (Ill.).

Drewes 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.

Drewes plans to major in social work.

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