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2007 Distinguished Scholar recipients named

Seven seniors from the United States and Canada have been selected for Distinguished Scholar Awards and the accompanying scholarships at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Sixty-one applicants met eligibility standards for the $10,000 scholarship, which is awarded to incoming freshmen applicants based on cumulative high school G.P.A., scores on ACT/SAT exams, and an essay written during Distinguished Scholar Day activities held on campus in February. Only seven were chosen.

Those named Distinguished Scholars for the upcoming year include Bethany Bierma, Sioux Center, Iowa; Kiley Boone, Sioux Center, Iowa; Rachel Koopmans, Chatham, Ontario; Luke Schut, Pella, Iowa; Ashlee Stallinga, Lansing, Illinois; Allison Vande Zande, Pella, Iowa; and Emily Walters, Gardner, Kansas.

Distinguished Scholar Awards are the highest recognition of academic excellence offered by Dordt’s office of scholarships and grants. The scholarship awarded to these students is renewable for an additional three consecutive years, based on continued good academic standing.