Boston University Toasts Recipients of Case, Melville, and Trustee Scholarhips at Ceremony

Contact: Mark Toth, | mtoth@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University recently honored students who have received the Case, Melville, and Trustee Scholarships for the 1999-2000 school year.

Harold C. Case Scholarship

Established to honor the late Harold C. Case, who served as the fifth president of Boston University from 1951 to 1967, the scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic accomplishment and potential, extracurricular activities, and service to the University. Full-time juniors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have been nominated by a faculty member are eligible candidates for this award.

The 13 recipient of this year’s Case Scholarship are:

Laura Bottoms, College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Caplen, College of Arts and Sciences

Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer, College of Arts and Sciences

Traci Graff, College of Arts and Sciences

Tammy Holm, College of Arts and Sciences

Vedant Kulkarni, College of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Lauriat, College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Owens, College of Engineering

Dove Pedlosky, College of Arts and Sciences

Rebecca Samson, College of Arts and Sciences

Julie Schultz, College of Arts and Sciences

Janan Siam, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Tara Yaekel, College of Communication/College of Arts and Sciences

Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship

Established to honor Dean Melville’s years of service to the University as Dean of Women, the scholarships are awarded each year to two female juniors who demonstrate scholastic excellence, high moral character and personal integrity, devoted service to the University community, and potential for success in their chosen fields. Full-time juniors who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have been nominated by a faculty member are eligible for this award.

This year’s Melville Scholarship recipients are:

Andrea DePaulis, School of Education

Jeanne Vultaggio, School for the Arts

Sophomore Trustee Scholarship

The Trustee Scholarship Program began in 1975 to offer merit-based, full-tuition scholarships to some of the best high school seniors and two-year college graduates in the country and throughout the world. In 1996, the program was expanded to include a select number of students who distinguished themselves in their first three terms of study at the University. The Trustee Scholarship covers full tuition costs for the junior year, and is renewable for the senior year if the student maintains a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The 1999-2000 Sophomore Trustee Scholars are:

Jason Brosch, College of Engineering

Antonios Clapsis, College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandra Fol, School for the Arts

Jacqueline Morris, School of Management

Nicholas Reese, College of Arts and Sciences

Christine Songy, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Boston University is the third-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students in its 15 schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. Located in the heart of a city rich in cultural, historical, and intellectual attractions, Boston University is one of the nation’s preeminent institutions of higher learning.