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EECS Graduating Seniors are Among KU’s Top Scholars

May 6, 2010

EECS seniors Austin Arnett, Alan DangJustin Epp, Ryan KanoknukulchaiGlen Reeves, Lane RyanDavid TaiBrian Tung and Jeffrey Zila will be recognized during their Commencement on Sunday, May 16. They are among more than 200 graduating seniors who received KU’s top scholarships. 

Each year, KU awards its most prized four-year scholarships to students whose academic records and other qualifications make them eligible for selection. These awards include Solon E. Summerfield Scholars, Endowment Meritorious Scholars and National Merit Scholars. Arnett, Epp, Ryan and Zila received Summerfield scholarships while Dang, Kanoknukulchai and Tai were awarded Endowment Merit scholarships. Reeves and Tung were National Merit winners. 

Summerfield scholarships provide $4,500 a year for four years to 100 Kansas high school graduates in recognition of their outstanding high school academic achievements and records of community service and leadership. Endowment Meritorious Scholarships provide $500 to $2,500 a year for four years to high-achieving students who enhance the diversity of the student body.

The National Merit Scholarship is regarded as the most prestigious national award bestowed upon high school seniors. Fewer than 9,000 students of the 1.3 million who compete for the award, or fewer than 1 percent, receive National Merit Scholarships. The scholarships are valued at $10,000 a year.

The Commencement procession begins at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

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