Lindenwood University has announced it will award Presidential Scholarships to 17 local students honored for their achievements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). University administrators will meet with recipients and their families during the 2013 STEM recognition breakfast, hosted by Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles, on Friday, March 8, at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo.
The event honorees were nominated by educators from every public and private high school in St. Charles County. They include: Matthew Bries of Francis Howell North High School, Taylor Burgert of Fort Zumwalt East High School, Bryan Burlette of Wentzville Holt High School, Alexander Drury of Francis Howell Central High School, Alexander Gambill of Francis Howell High School, Jacob Hasty of Wentzville Timberland High School, James Linck and John Linck of Duchesne High School, Sean Malinee of St. Charles West High School, Candice Mohapp of St. Charles High School, Obasi Onuoha of Fort Zumwalt West High School, Josh Reed of Fort Zumwalt North High school, Joey Sides of Lutheran High School of St. Charles County, Faye Temrutrynit of St. Dominic High School, Garrett Tunnell of Christian High School, Paige Wulff of Orchard Farm High School, and Sam Wang of Fort Zumwalt South High School.
The Lindenwood Presidential Scholarships are worth $9,000 each and are annually renewable for up to four years, providing recipients meet all admissions requirements. The grants are designed to support national and regional efforts to increase student interest in careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math.
“It’s clear that a well-educated workforce must be in place if our nation’s businesses and industries are to compete in the global economy,” said Joe Parisi, EdD, Dean of Day Admissions at Lindenwood. “Preparing this workforce to have the necessary competitive edge relies heavily on STEM initiatives, so encouraging students to embark upon additional math and science coursework is essential. We’re excited to present these outstanding awards to this very talented and deserving group of students.”
The STEM recognition breakfast is free to attend and will begin at 7:30 a.m. on March 8. To register, contact Linda Arnet at 636-441-6880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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