Scholarship Committee Report
2002/2003 Academic year
Prepared by Dave Trautman, Committee Chair

Members of the Scholarship Committee for the 2002/2003 academic year included: Thomas Anderson, Kent Murray, Thomas Kindell, Virginia DeRoma, David Shields, Terry Mays, Kathleen Turner, Licia Calloway, Pat Glas, John Weinstein, David Trautman (who served as chair), and Jean-Marie Pages. Jack Rhodes served as a member of the committee representing the Honors Program. Mal Collet and Hank Fuller represented the Financial Aid office and served as members of the committee.

The Scholarship Committee reviewed 125 candidates. The committee offered full scholarships to 12 of 32 in-state applicants (37.5%) and offered full scholarships to 25 of 93 (26.9%) out-of-state applicants.

These are the students to whom we offered full scholarships: Christopher Wayne Gibbons, Blake Mitchell, Ian Baker Hawkins, James Byars, Will Anderson, Ronald Padgett, Brandon Brezeale, Stephen Thun, Amanda Lynn Ray, Michael Wagoner, Benjamin Earl Thompson, Herbert Carruth, Jason Howard Chuma, Jeffrey Blumenauer, Eric Wilson, Eric Perry Steele, Kevin Johnson, Zachary Forster, Danyelle Yondura, Monique Cruise, Andrew Hendricks, Brian DuBois, DeShaun Lamont Brandy, Brian Clark Corbett, Samantha Briana Crews, Courtney Whitaker, John Philip Alspach, Eli Edelkind, Raymond Leong, David Christopher Basch, Douglas Schmid, Christopher Coda, Wayne Carlyle Walsh Parker III, Thomas Kellner, Michael Gerardi, Paul Cagle Keeley, Andrew Miller.

For these four groups of students I have calculated the average SAT score, average ACT score, and average class rank. The results are summarized in this table.

  Average SAT score Average ACT score Average class rank
In-state, offered full scholarship 1292.5
(n = 12)
(n = 4)
(n = 10)
In-state, not offered full scholarship 1259.5
(n = 20)
(n = 5)
(n = 14)
Out-of-state, offered full scholarship 1338.8
(n = 24)
(n = 8)
(n = 14)
Out-of-state, not offered full scholarship 1286.8
(n = 63)
(n = 29)
(n = 52)

It is clear from the table that the committee tended to concentrate on performance in high-school classes and placed less emphasis on SAT or ACT scores. (Of course, we also considered such items as extracurricular activities, community service, jobs held, etc.) In particular I think we had quite a number of out-of-state applicants who had high test scores but had relatively ordinary high-school performance.

Submitted 6 May 2003