MS Society honors two local students
Rebecca Keaton of Maple Valley, a first-year recipient, and Chirayu Patel of Covington, receiving the honor for the third year, are among 100 students in Washington who were given a combined $300,000 in scholarships this year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The scholarships, each for $3,000, are for high school seniors and college students who have MS or whose parents have the disease.
National Merit scholar headed to Brigham Young
Isaac Maucotel, who graduated this month from Kentwood High School, plans to study pediatric medicine at Brigham Young University as a National Merit Scholarship winner.
Colleges and universities select scholarship recipients from among the finalists in the 2008 National Merit program. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study. National Merit scholars are selected based on their academic acheivements.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. will announce a last round of scholarship winners in July. By the end of the 2008 program, about 8,200 students will receive more than $36 million in scholarships.
Dickson makes list
Cassandra Dickson of Covington is among 170 students who were named to spring semester Dean’s List at Corban College in Salem, Ore.
The honor requires a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.