For Release Upon Receipt - May 29, 2002
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BACK BAY RESIDENT EARNS TWO BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Boston, MA — Boston University's Jenny Chen is the first student to be honored with two of the University's most prestigious awards for undergraduates.
The Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship and the Trustee Scholarship were presented during a ceremony at the end of the semester.
"I often say that the Trustee Scholars serve as leavening for the rest of the student body," President Jon Westling said. "Jenny Chen serves as leavening for our finest faculty members as well."
Chen is double majoring in medical science at Boston University's School of Medicine and Latin in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the treasurer for Boston University's chapter of the Math Association of America, a volunteer at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a researcher on tetrahedral complexes. Outside of academics, Chen is a pianist and co-captain of the Undergraduate Classics Association's intramural basketball team, the Spartans. Although the Melville Award is usually reserved for students with junior standing, Chen earned additional college-level credits while in school at Boston University Academy.
The Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship was established to honor Melville's years of service to the University as Dean of Women. Two scholarships are awarded each year to female students who demonstrate scholastic excellence, high moral character and personal integrity while exhibiting devoted service to the University community and potential for success in their chosen fields. Candidates must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be recommended by faculty members to be eligible for this award.
The Trustee Scholarship Program began in 1975 to offer merit-based, full-tuition scholarships to high school seniors who wanted to attend Boston University. In 1996, the program was expanded to include students who distinguish 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 senior year if the student maintains a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students in its 17 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.
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