July 25, 2006
Kurtz wins $1,000 scholarship from SIUC
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Newton resident Aaron Kurtz (13573 E. 100th Ave.), a graduate of Olney Central College, has received a $1,000 scholarship through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois Community College Scholarship Program.
Created by SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler in 2004 to enhance the relationship between SIUC and the state's two-year colleges, the program aims to reward these institutions' academic stars. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4-point scale. Colleges may nominate as many as five candidates in ranked order. Scholarships, renewable for a second year, go to the top two.
During his college years, Kurtz, an honor student, belonged to Phi Theta Kappa. At SIUC, he plans to major in information systems technologies.
Kurtz is the son of Robert and Misty Kurtz.
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.