Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Twenty students have been awarded
Transylvania University's William T. Young Scholarship. Student applicants
participate in a highly competitive process based on grades and test scores,
extracurricular activities, a written essay and a personal interview. Each
scholarship covers tuition and the general fee for four years.

The 2011 William T. Young Scholars are
academically very strong, with an average ACT of 33, SAT of 1400 and high
school GPA of 3.98. Five are National Merit Finalists, eight are ranked in the
top one percent of their class and 17 are alumni of the Kentucky Governor's
Scholar Program. This year's recipients are also involved in the arts,
particularly music and theater, and volunteer in their communities. Over half also
participate in athletics at their high schools.

The program is named in honor of the late
William T. Young, former chairman of Transylvania's board of trustees and a Lexington civic leader and
businessman.

Cordelia
Addington
(Louisville,
Ky., JM Atherton High School)

Aimee
Ashcraft
(Springboro, Ohio, Bishop Fenwick
High School)

John
Blankenship
(Benton,
Ky., Marshall County High School)

Rachel Burns
(Manchester, Ky., Clay County
High School)

Alexis Carey
(Mount Washington, Ky., Bullitt
East High School)

John Carter (Pikeville, Ky., Pikeville High School)

Lauren
Gallenstein
(Winchester,
Ky., George Rogers Clark High School)

Richard Hall
(Burlington, Ky., Conner Senior
High School)

Elizabeth
Hardt
(Louisville, Ky., Holy Cross High
School)

Jesse Johnson
(Lawrenceburg, Ky., Anderson
County High School)

Nashwin
Laungani
(Lexington, Ky., Paul Laurence
Dunbar High School)

Hanna
Leatherman
(Versailles,
Ky., Woodford County High School)

Jessica
Mahoney
(Hebron, Ky., Conner Senior High
School)

Rachel Morgan
(Midway, Ky., Woodford County
High School)

Rebecca
Radcliffe
(Lawrenceburg,
Ky., Anderson County High School)

Emily Salemi
(Hampstead, North Carolina, North
Carolina School of Science and Math)

Rachel Smith
(Mayfield, Ky., Graves County
High School)

Donovan
Sowder
(Berea, Ky., Madison Souther High
School)

Robert
Weiler
(Rabbit Hash, Ky., Randall K.
Cooper High School)

Michaelah
Wilburn
(Rush, Ky., Boyd County High
School)

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the
nation's sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently
ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the
country.