June 01, 2006
Young wins SIU Presidential Scholarship
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Danielle Young of Fillmore (12123 E. 20th Road) 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 Nokomis High School, Young plans to major in interior design at SIUC. She played an active role in the art and science clubs, belonged to Interact and the National Honor and Rembrandt societies, and played volleyball.
Young is the daughter of Evan and Rose Young.
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.