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Release date: November 29

Wayland students receive sizable scholarships

Several students at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview have received sizable scholarships through the Texas Independent College Fund.

The TICF serves as a clearinghouse for many scholarships, explained Perri McDonald, scholarship coordinator for Wayland's financial aid office, and often send out publicity, screen applicants and help choose awardees for the sponsoring organizations.

Sara Humberstone, a junior at Wayland, received the 2001 UPS Scholar award from the UPS/Foundation for Independent Higher Education Fund. The award is $3,500 and is based on academic scores or financial need. Humberstone is an elementary education major from Edgewood, NM.

A $2,500 award from the George and Fay Young Foundation has been awarded to Samantha Jones, a graduating senior at Wayland. The award is for a resident of Dallas County who is at least a sophomore and has a grade point average of at least 3.0.

Two other students received word of renewal of four-year scholarship awards. Joell Beagle of Alamogordo, NM, will receive another installment of the RSMIS scholarship, given to students working toward service in Christian missions. Beagle is a junior religious education/early childhood education major.

Cynthia Rogers of Azle received another installment of her Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship, a four-year award totalling $17,500. Rogers is a junior early childhood education major.