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General Department Funds

Food Science and Human Nutrition

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Department Scholarships



ScholarshipDescription
Marian Adams Graduate FellowshipThe Marian Adams Graduate Fellowship was established in 1989 by Mrs. Adams. It is awarded to an entering graduate student majoring in Human Nutrition or Human Development and Family Studies, who exhibits commitment to professional work.
HHS Students First ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Students First Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College with high scholastic standing. This scholarship will be divided with a minimum award of $1,000 among top students in each of the undergraduate majors in the College, as selected by the scholarship committees.
Pearle E. Betts Graduate ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Graduate Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned an M.S. degree in Vocational Homemaking and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes.
Pearle E. Betts Study Abroad ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Study Abroad Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, who bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned a M.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes. This scholarship awards $500 to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in any of the following departments/programs: Design and Merchandising; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Human Development and Family Studies; or Family and Consumer Sciences. Applicants must be accepted into an international study abroad program. Application is made through the Study Abroad Program at www.studyabroad.colostate.edu. Deadline is April 15 for Fall or Academic Year Programs.
Anne Blair ScholarshipAnne (Clark) Blair graduated from CSU with a bachelor's degree in Housing and Design in 1976. She currently works for the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council, running the VanGo program. Anne is married to John Blair, Jr., an 1974 Social Sciences graduate of CSU. Anne and John enjoy hiking, theatre, and visiting National Parks. In their enthusiasm in supporting CSU, it is Anne's hope that her scholarship will allow students to enroll at CSU who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Richard W. & Shirley W. Blake ScholarshipThe Richard W. and Shirley W. Blake Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Blake. Shirley was a 1942 Home Economics graduate and Richard was a 1942 Economics alumnus. It is awarded to Food Science and Human Nutrition students (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and is based on financial need.
Margaret and Donald Boyd Graduate Student ScholarshipThe Margaret and Donald Boyd Graduate Scholarship was established by the Boyds to recognize graduate students in Human Nutrition. Margaret graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics, and in 1956 with a Master's in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She's an emeritus faculty member of the University of Wyoming. The scholarship is awarded to a Master's or Ph.D. student enrolled in the Human Nutrition Program, and criteria includes involvement in professional and leadership activities and a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Gail Farthing Brown Memorial ScholarshipThe Gail Farthing Brown Memorial Scholarship was established by Gail's husband, Clarence Brown. Gail was a 1944 Home Economics graduate, majoring in Dietetics. Gail met Clarence while attending Colorado A & M, and all four of their sons graduated from Colorado State. This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related major (FSHN, DM, FCS, HDFS), with selection based on a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Velma Borschell Budin ScholarshipThe Velma Borschell Budin Scholarship was established in 1983 by Mrs. Budin, a 1925 graduate of Home Economics. Recipients must be seniors or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area (DM, FSHN, FCS, HDFS, and OT). Selection criteria include service contributions and other factors consistent with the philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences. 3.29.16 - This scholarship used to exclude OT, but after researching the old files and consulting with the CSU Foundation, there is nothing in the records that excludes OT, so we've made the call to add them back in.
James P. "Tom" Camerlo Memorial ScholarshipThe James P. "Tom" Camerlo Memorial Scholarship is for a sophomore, junior, or senior or a graduate student enrolled full-time in the College of Agricultural Sciences or Health and Human Sciences. Students must have a background or career interests in a field closely related to the dairy industry ranging from farm to processing, demonstrated by an experiential or academic interest in the dairy and food industry, food and human nutrition, agribusiness and marketing, production agriculture, and leadership. Students must demonstrate an aptitude for and experience in leadership activities such as FFA or 4-H, and demonstrate extra-curricular involvement and academic success of a minimum 2.5 overall GPA. Preference to members or children of members of the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and Colorado residents.
Chamberlain Family Graduate ScholarshipThe Chamberlain Family Graduate Scholarship is given in honor of the Logan Chamberlain family. Logan received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The award is given to graduate students in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, who demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are thesis or doctoral candidates working on research with a practical application. Non-traditional aged students are encouraged to apply.
Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the gerontology interdisciplinary minor. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Columbine Health Systems Graduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Graduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to graduate students who are interested in a career in the field of aging. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Shrake Culler ScholarshipThe Shrake Culler Scholarship was established by the Cullers as a tribute to their education at Colorado State. By 1935, Charles and Genevieve had worked their way through Colorado A&M, he pumping gas and she working at a boarding home. The award is given to a graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5, strong work ethic, and enthusiasm and dedication to higher education. Students in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Design and Merchandising are eligible for this award.
Elizabeth Young Davis ScholarshipThis scholarship, created by Dr. Sue Pendell, was established in honor of her mother, Dr. Elizabeth Young Davis. Dr. Pendell came to Colorado State University in 1979 and taught in the department of Communication Studies for 35 years before her retirement in 2014. Dr. Elizabeth Young Davis graduated from Colorado State University in 1941 with a degree in Home Economics. She later earned a master'ss degree in textiles with a minor in nutrition, followed by a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Auburn University. Davis went on to become an administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research Service until retirement in 1973, working largely to monitor funds allocated for nutritional and social science research at land-grant universities. This scholarship was created to benefit students in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in honor of Davis and her work surrounding nutrition.
Elizabeth Hamnett Short ScholarshipThe Elizabeth Hamnett Short Scholarship was established by Betty and Harold Short. Mrs. Short was a Home Economics major at Colorado State who passed away in 1998. The award is given to juniors or seniors majoring in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Recipients must rank in the upper one-third of their class, graduated from a Colorado or Wyoming high school, and participate in campus activities.
Eva Floy Smith Wheeler Memorial ScholarshipThe Eva Floy Smith Wheeler Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Dorothy Wheeler, in 1981. Mrs. Wheeler was a 1922 graduate of Home Economics. The award is given to a senior in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related major who is an active member of a leadership or professional group in his/her area of study. Selection is based on financial need, leadership, and scholarship.
Egg & I Restaurant ScholarshipThe Egg & I Restaurant/Rayno and Patricia Seaser Scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in Restaurant and Resort Management. Student recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA, have been employed in the local food service industry within the past year, and demonstrate financial need. Rayno and Patricia Seaser are the founders and owners of The Egg & I Restaurants, which were established in 1987. The Seasers now own several restaurants in Colorado and Wyoming. Rayno and Patty are active in the community and have an affinity for Colorado State University as they hire many CSU students to work in their restaurants. They established this scholarship to share their passion for food service and their love of people.
CHHS Emerging Leaders Council ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Emerging Leaders Council formed in 2012 under the leadership of Dean Jeff McCubbin to support and advance the College. Comprised of recent graduates representing each of the academic units in the College, the Emerging Leaders assist the dean in short- and long-term goals, community outreach, alumni connections, industry partnerships, development, mentoring current students, and helping to support the College in a variety of ways. The Council established the CHHS Emerging Leaders Council Scholarship in 2014 to support juniors and seniors who demonstrate leadership and commitment to community service.
Florence R. Shepardson Memorial ScholarshipThe Florence R. Shepardson Scholarship was established from Mr. Charles Shepardson's estate in memory of his first wife. Awarded to undergraduates in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related* area, the scholarship requires applicants to have a 3.00 minimum GPA and be of good moral character and sound citizenship. *post-97 flood notes indicated FCS-related areas in scholarship archives. Shows up in AW as all-college.
Elizabeth Dyar Gifford ScholarshipThe Elizabeth Dyar Gifford Scholarship was established by friends of Dean Gifford in honor of her 34 years of service at Colorado State. Dean Gifford passed away in 1997 and bequeathed part of her estate to the endowment. This scholarship is awarded to junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field. Selection is based on leadership in campus, community, and professional activities.
Donald E. and Esther L. Harbison Memorial ScholarshipThe Donald E. and Esther L. Harbison Memorial Scholarship is given by their daughter, Dona Hildebrand, and her late husband, Floyd, in memory of her parents who graduated from Colorado A. & M. in 1926; Esther with a degree in Home Economics and Donald in Forestry. Esther was also a member of Omicron Nu, the Home Economics honorary society. This scholarship is awarded to a student in a Family and Consumer Sciences related major who is a non-traditional or transfer student, and demonstrates financial need.
Melvin and Margaret Bennington Hazaleus Memorial ScholarshipThe Melvin and Margaret Bennington Hazaleus Scholarship was established by Margaret in 1989. Margaret received a Bachelor's degree in 1941 and a Master's in 1970 from Colorado State. A professor emerita and assistant dean of the former Home Economics/Human Resource Sciences College, (now the College of Health and Human Sciences), Mrs. Hazaleus passed away in 1998. Awards are for students in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field.
Nadine and Jim Henry Family ScholarshipThe Nadine and Jim Henry Family Scholarship in Food Science and Human Nutrition was established by the Henrys, both Colorado State University alumni. Nadine was a 1941 Home Economics graduate and Jim graduated from the Animal Sciences program in 1940. Jim passed away in 2006. The award is given to undergraduates with a 3.0 GPA seeking careers in the food science and human nutrition area, who demonstrate ability in practical decision-making and common sense judgment. student club activities and community volunteer participation are required. The scholarship automatically renews for up to four years if recipients continue to meet the criteria.
Dorothy Horrell "Making the Best Better" ScholarshipAs a triple alumna from CSU's School of Education, Dr. Dorothy A. Horrell, '73, '78, '92, has dedicated her life to education, service, and leading organizations to be strategic and better connected to the community. Dr. Horrell credits CSU and her early years in 4-H for the foundation and fundamentals that she has applied in every professional role she has held, from her time leading Red Rocks Community College, and the Colorado Community College System, through her tenure as president of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, and now as the chair of the Colorado State University System Board of Governors. In all of Dorothy Horrell's endeavors, she has been passionate about investing in people and helping to develop leaders. The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation established this scholarship as a way to honor Dorothy's many contributions to its organization by supporting the College of Health and Human Sciences, to which she has a deep and significant connection.
Human Resource Sciences Alumni ScholarshipThe Human Resource Sciences Alumni Scholarship was established by the HRS Alumni Council with gifts from friends and alumni of the College of Human Resource Sciences (now the College of Health and Human Sciences). The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related* field, with selection related to professional promise.
G. Richard and Coerene Jansen ScholarshipThe G. Richard and Coerene Jansen Scholarship is awarded to seniors in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This scholarship is funded by an endowment donated at the time of their retirement by Dr. and Mrs. Jansen and friends. Coerene is a former researcher and computer specialist, and Dick served as department head of Food Science and Human Nutrition from 1969 to 1990. Distinction made for strongest academic performance in Nutrition, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. Number and level of courses taken in Natural Sciences assessed as well as grades.
Mary E. June ScholarshipThe Mary E. June Scholarship is awarded by Ms. June, a Home Economics alumnae, who teaches in the Adams County School District. The recipient of this scholarship must be a junior or senior who is enrolled in the restaurant and resort management program with an overall GPA of 3.0 and who shows a financial need. They must demonstrate professional potential and have an interest or work experience in the restaurant/resort industry, as well as contribute to campus and community service and possess leadership abilities and good character.
Kendall Graduate ScholarshipPatricia A. Kendall joined the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in 1974 and has been an Extension Specialist specializing in food safety and nutrition since 1976 and also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Kendall served as interim department head 1997-1999 and as graduate programs coordinator 1997-2000. She has had a long-term commitment to graduate education in the area of community nutrition and food safety education. The Kendall Graduate Scholarship was established by Dr. Kendall to support graduate students who are pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. in community nutrition and/or food safety education. The award is given to students who have been accepted into the dietetic internship program, have financial need, and have a GPA of 3.2 or greater.
Kotsiopulos Memorial ScholarshipThe Kotsiopulos Memorial Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the College of Health and Human Sciences who has documented "people helping people" volunteer service or employment. Preference is given to Design and Merchandising, Consumer Science, or Occupational Therapy students, with financial need considered.
Dorothy Douglass and Glenn Langley Memorial ScholarshipThe Dorothy Douglass and Glenn Langley Memorial Scholarship is given to students enrolled in majors in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Mr. and Mrs. Langley graduated from Colorado A & M, Dorothy in Home Economics (1927) and Glenn in Agronomy (1929). They always maintained their interest in education and this University. Dorothy was involved in very early vitamin research in California, Montana, and Colorado. Applicants must demonstrate high academic standards, show financial need, and have volunteer service.
Alan and Julie Lind ScholarshipAlan and Julie Lind each earned two degrees at Colorado State University, are Colorado natives and ran track and cross-country for the Rams. Alan graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in Economics and in 1991 with an MBA. Julie's bachelor's degree is in Human Development and Family Studies in 1984 and in 1990 received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. They fondly reflect on their time at CSU both academically and athletically and want a student in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Health and Human Sciences participating in one of the University's Division I athletic programs to benefit from their scholarship.
Jack Lough/Dick Carlton ScholarshipThe Jack Lough/Dick Carlton Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in the Restaurant and Resort Management. Awardees must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate interest or work experience in the food service industry, and have contributed to campus/community service.
Myron Brown Ludlow ScholarshipThe Myron Brown Ludlow Scholarship is given to an CHHS sophomore, junior, or senior male student with high scholastic achievement and limited financial means.
Gertrude A. McCord AwardPhi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes an Outstanding Junior from each college. The student selected for the Junior Award must be in the upper 7.5 percent (minimum 3.5 GPA) of the College's junior class and also have made a professional contribution or have been of significant service to the University.
McCubbin Leadership ScholarshipThe McCubbin Leadership Scholarship was established by the members of the Dean's Leadership Council to honor Dean Jeff McCubbin and his wife Debbie in their commitment to the students of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Dean McCubbin's career at Colorado State University has and continues to profoundly impact students. Jeff has served as a mentor and leader to scholars within the College, and the Dean's Leadership Council created this scholarship to further encourage future Rams to be involved within the CSU community and to know that they are supported from the top down. This award is given to an undergraduate student in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, with preference given to those students with proven leadership through their involvement in their major, college, and/or university leadership organizations
Helen F. McHugh Graduate FellowshipThe Helen F. McHugh Graduate Fellowship was established by Dr. McHugh's friends and colleagues in honor of her service as Dean of Home Economics/Human Resource Sciences from 1975 to 1986. The award is given to graduate students in a Family and Consumer-related field in support of their approved research paper and creative activity.
Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital ScholarshipThe Moore/Poudre Valley Hospital Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Moore, is available for students who are taking at least five credits at Colorado State and are employed at Poudre Valley Health System. Recipient must have an interest in working in Northern Colorado after graduation.
Redmond Family ScholarshipThe Redmond Family Scholarship was established in memory of Hayes and Helen Redmond and daughter, Madelon, by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings. Madelon Redmond Wills graduated from Colorado State University in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in Health and Human Sciences who may not qualify for merit-based scholarships but is a high ability student deserving of scholarship consideration.
Northern Colorado Chapter Restaurant Association ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the Northern Colorado Chapter Restaurant Association in recognition of the Hospitality Management Program at CSU. Recipients must be a full-time junior or senior Hospitality Management student, have a 3.0 GPA, show financial need, and preference is given to students who are working in the Larimer or Weld County hospitality industry.
Miriam Haynes Robertson Memorial ScholarshipThe Miriam Haynes Robertson Memorial Scholarship was established in her memory by her family in 1961. Miriam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1912. Dr. David Robertson, her husband, was an emeritus professor and head of the Department of Agronomy. This scholarship is awarded to an unmarried senior majoring in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with a minimum 3.00 GPA, who also has the highest cumulative GPA in English, Math, and Chemistry in his or her junior year.
Carol A. Sarchet ScholarshipFollowing her older siblings who graduated from Colorado State University, Carol Sarchet too earned her degree from CSU, but she did so untraditionally. Sarchet took some time off to travel the world, and along the way she married. Her husband's career took them to different countries, but they settled in Brazil to raise their family. In 1983, Sarchet returned to Colorado State University, in her early 40s, to finish her degree with a major in Apparel Design and a minor in Fiber Arts. This scholarship was influenced by Sarchet's parents who gave much of their time and effort to supporting younger individuals. Her mother was a 4-H leader and a school board member, and she worked to teach young people to be healthy, educated, and self-reliant. In order to continue the legacy of the Sarchet family, this scholarship is intended for first generation, undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The specific departments include Social Work, School of Education, Occupational Therapy, Human Development and Family Studies, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Design and Merchandising. Students must be part-time or full-time and preference will be given to those raised in foster or kinship care.
Savory Spice Shop Fort Collins ScholarshipThe Savory Spice Shop Fort Collins Scholarship was created by owner Susan Kirkpatrick to support graduate students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Delano F. Scott Scholarship in HHSThe Delano F. Scott Scholarship is presented to male undergraduates with a minimum sophomore standing, pursuing any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The selection is based in part on financial need.
Tarr ScholarshipThe Lois and Lola Tarr Scholarship was established by Lois Tarr Smith and Lola Tarr Case, 1940 alumnae of the College of Home Economics. Mrs. Case passed away in 2003. It is awarded to a Colorado resident in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients must be active in their department, University, community, or church. This award is automatically renewed if the recipient reapplies and maintains scholarship standards.
Team Player Productions/Taste of Fort Collins ScholarshipTeam Player Productions, created by CSU alumnus Jason Ornstein, has been in existence for 18 years. They plan many signature events around the country, including the Taste of Fort Collins. Jason hopes this scholarship will encourage CSU students to consider a career in large-scale festival focused events.
Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic Holistic Care ScholarshipThe Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic, Inc. is a long-standing acupuncture clinic that has been in the Fort Collins community for over 18 years. The building has a rich history of healing having been used by other medical professionals in our community, and once serving as the Fort Collins food coop. The intention of the clinic was and is a general family practice to bring health and wellness through an ancient tradition with modern ideas and to bring preventive medicine to our community. It is run by a husband and wife team in Dayna and Monique Larson with other excellent healers who practice with the same intentions: bring wellness and preventive medicine to the forefront and bridge both western medicine with alternative medicine for the benefit of the patient providing quality of life in health mentally, emotionally and physically. The goals for the TCM Scholarship is to support students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Business to attract and support new talent in both the healthcare field and business profession and to bridge the spirit of health and healing with an entrepreneurial drive in a new age of medicine. Recipients are encouraged to visit the TCM website at http://www.tcmclinic.org/ and to connect with Dayna and Monique Larson to learn more about TCM and discuss potential internship opportunities. The Larson's wish to be active participants in their recipients' CSU journeys.
Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial AwardThe Lucille and Charles Terrell Memorial Award was established by Mr. Charles Terrell in memory of his wife, who was a 1939 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to a junior or senior, based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and participation in campus activities. This year's recipient receives a cash award and name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Dean's Office.
Josephine Hoge Thimmig Memorial ScholarshipThe Josephine Hoge Thimmig Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. John Thimmig in memory of his wife, who was a 1938 graduate of Home Economics. Dr. Thimmig passed away in 2003. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area, with selection based primarily on scholastic achievement.
Natalie Knight Tipton/Stantec ScholarshipThe Natalie Knight Tipton/Stantec Scholarship was established by Mr. R.J. Tipton in honor of his wife, Natalie, a 1916 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related area with selection based on a minimum 3.25 GPA and activity in University/community service.
University Students First ScholarshipThe University Students First Scholarship is presented to undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and are active in campus and/or community service organizations.
Alexandra Stewart and Gustave W. Voelzel, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipThe Alexandra Stewart and Gustave W. Voelzel, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Voelzels, who were both Colorado State alumni. The award is given to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been involved in community or club activities. Recipients must have completed their freshman year in a Family and Consumer Sciences-related field.
William Wailes Memorial Scholarship The William Wailes Memorial Scholarship is for a senior or graduate student in an area of value to the dairy industry such as agricultural business, agricultural economics, animal science, food science and technology or human nutrition and dietetics, agricultural journalism, or large animal veterinary medicine. Students must be a Colorado resident, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA, have an interest in the dairy field, and have leadership ability.
Evelyn L. Ward & Family ScholarshipThis scholarship is presented by Evelyn Ward, a 1942 Home Economics alum, and her family. Evelyn is a Colorado native and worked as a teacher, Extension home agent, and social worker. Because of her deep commitment to education access, she wishes to assist students in their pursuit of a college degree. Recipients must be a full time student enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Dr. Lynne White Memorial ScholarshipThe Dr. Lynne White Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Dr. White who graduated from Colorado State with an M.S. in Consumer Affairs in 1980 and considered her graduate work at the university to be one of the most valuable experiences of her life. Selection is based on potential for a high level of professional achievement in the field of study, with financial need considered.