May 03, 2007
SIUC awards eight Chancellor Scholarships
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Eight high school seniors who will begin their collegiate careers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next fall are recipients of Chancellor Scholarships.
The scholarship is worth about $8,998, an amount equal to tuition and fees for the 2007-2008 academic year.
The competitive scholarship goes to students who score at least 29 on the ACT or 1300 on the SAT and are in the 90th percentile of their graduating class. Successful applicants also have strong backgrounds in school and community activities. The scholarships are renewable each year for a total of four years provided the students maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. The SIUC Chancellor's Scholarship is one of the University's most prestigious.
Here are the recipients, listed by hometown:
• Patrick Waldrop, Canton High School, is the son of Joel and Lynne Waldrop. He was an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. At Canton High School, he was a member of the math team, Scholastic Bowl and Science Olympiad. He was also active in his community as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Wesley UMC youth group and the Wesley SAID Band. He plans to major in music business.
• Samantha Simpson, Carterville High School, is the daughter of Robert and Janell Simpson. She was on her school's honor roll all four years. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was an Illinois State Scholar. She was active in band and was an Illinois Music Education Association All-State performer. She also participated in Interact and Future Business Leaders of America. She plans to major in engineering.
• Kelsey Elizabeth Jarrett, Coulterville High School, is the daughter of Robert and Melissa Jarrett. An Illinois State Scholar, she won an Illinois Principal's Association award and a USAA National Honor Roll Award. Jarrett was a People to People Student Ambassador to England and France in 2005, and in 2006 she was a Youth to Washington participant. A member of student council, Beta Club, Quill and Scroll, band and chorus, she was also president of her senior class. Jarrett was active in her community by volunteering at the local Head Start, the community recycling program, community volunteerism and the Sparta Community Chorus. She plans to major in microbiology.
• Jake Roth, Elgin High School, is the son of Michael and Cathy Roth. He was an Illinois State Scholar and was a member of the National Honor Society. Roth participated in Scholastic Bowl, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and the North Suburban Math League. He was a member of his class council. He plans to major in civil engineering.
• Corey M. Miller, Herrin High School, is the son of Steven and Cindy Miller. An Illinois State Scholar and National Honor Society member, he was in the top five for the Scholar Bowl sub-sectional, the top five in the state for the math team, and in the top three for the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering regional competition. He was also a member of he drafting team, the student chamber of commerce and was president of the student council. He represented his school on the golf and tennis teams. He plans to major in architecture.
• William Sedig, Morrison Community High School, is the son of Louis and Kathy Sedig. He was an Illinois State Scholar and was a member of the All-State Honors Choir. He also won the Bausch and Lomb Science Award. He participated on the Morrison High School Scholastic Bowl Team, Key Club, Illinois Music Education Association District 8 Music Festivals and regional music contests and scholastic art workshops. He was on the wrestling team for two years. He plans to major in architectural studies.
• Kristen Woods, Newton Community High School, is the daughter of Paul and Laura Woods. She was an Illinois State Scholar and member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. She won a Future Farmers of America scholarship and participated in several 4-H clubs and saddle clubs. She plans to major in plant and soil science.
• Jaime Payne, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School, is the daughter of Russell and Tracy Payne. She was an Illinois State Scholar and was active in her high school as president of the student council, class president and communications club president. She was a member of the pep club, Spanish club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She plans to major in radiologic sciences.