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Eleven Students Receive Diversity
Scholarships from UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  June 23, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Eleven students set to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this coming fall have received Diversity Scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Six students were named Diversity Scholars. This program was created to recruit and retain academically strong students from historically underrepresented groups. The scholarships, with selection criteria based on high school class rank and national test scores, are renewable for up to three years for full-time students who maintain good academic standing.

The Diversity Scholars are Jerry Ejuwa, Eagan Minn., a graduate of Eagan High School and the son of Jonathan and Sue Ejuwa; Ashley Gordon, Beloit, a graduate of Memorial High School and the daughter of Lanier and Laurie Gordon; Brittany Gragg, Waukesha, a graduate of Mukwonago High School and the daughter of Mike and Karen Gragg; Christina Locke, Racine, a graduate of William Horlick High School and the daughter of Alfonso and Sharon Locke; Stephanie Lopez, Rochester, Minn., a graduate of Century High School and the daughter of Charles and Kathleen Lopez; and Anthony Tran, Beloit, a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School and the son of Thu Tran.

Five students were awarded Diversity Achievement Scholarships. This scholarship was established to recognize minority students who have demonstrated academic achievement as well as community and school leadership and service. Recipients must be in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating classes.

Diversity achievement award winners are David Billingsley III, Racine, a graduate of Wahington Park High School and the son of David C. Billingley II and Carol Bostick; Michele Murray, Eden Prairie, Minn., a graduate of Eden Prairie High School and the daughter of Ray and Chris Murray; Jessica Talavera, Pewaukee, a graduate of Arrowhead High School and the daughter of Javier and MaryAnn Talavera; Rachel Tham, Middleton, a graduate of Middleton High School and the daughter of Robert and Nancy Tham; and Shen Xiong, Eau Claire, a graduate of North High School and the daughter of Saidang and Kang Xiong.

UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other national publications as one of the nation's best educational values and among the top public regional universities in the Midwest. Visit UW-Eau Claire's Web site for more information on scholarship opportunities.
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Updated: June 23, 2003