July 25, 2006

Lein wins $1,000 scholarship from SIUC

by K.C. Jaehnig

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Naperville resident Brian J. Lein (24310 W. Blvd. DeJohn), a graduate of the College of DuPage, 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.

Lein, who worked as a technician for five years in his father's Plainfield repair shop, was his high school's outstanding applied technology student the year he graduated, when he also placed fourth in the state in an automotive technology skills competition. At SIUC, he plans to major in automotive technology.

Lein is the son of Dennis and Susan Lein.

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.

Brian J. Lein

Brian J. Lein
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