June 01, 2006

Lintzenich wins SIU Presidential Scholarship

by K.C. Jaehnig

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Danielle "Dani" Lintzenich of Marion (1405 N. Mclaren) has won a Presidential Scholarship that will pay for her tuition, fees, room and board at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for each of the next four years.

Worth about $56,000 in all, the grants are the largest awarded to the University's undergraduates.

The late James E. Walker, former president of SIU, set up the Presidential Scholarships in 2001. Each year, they go to 19 Illinois students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and who have at least a 3.75 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT composite score of 29.

A graduate of Marion High School, Lintzenich plans to major in accounting at SIUC. Her honors include selection as an Illinois State Scholar, National Merit Commended Student and John A. Logan College Top Junior.

Vice president of the local chapter of the National Honor Society and captain of the Marion High School Color Guard, she also belonged to Mu Alpha Theta and the math team.

Lintzenich is the daughter of Dan and Stacy Lintzenich.

Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.