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1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Transylvania students awarded Lexington Rotary Club scholarships

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three Transylvania University juniors, Abigail Dority, Holly Milburn and Jessica Short, have been awarded scholarships by the Lexington Rotary Club.

Dority, a sociology major, is a nontraditional student, having served in the United States Army, mothered two children and helped her husband through medical school before she attended Transylvania. She teaches yoga on campus and is a member of the sociology honor society. She plans to attend graduate school for sociology.

Milburn, a social justice major, works as a student assistant in the president’s office during the day and participates in the alumni office’s phone-a-thon at night. She was named to the 2010 all-conference basketball team, has been designated Most Valuable Player for the varsity track and field team and received the Lydia Todd Hunter award as the “best all-around sophomore woman” last year.

Short, a mathematics and physics double major, is a William T. Young Scholar and is involved in a wide range of activities including karate club, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity and math club. She has served in the student government association since her freshman year. She plans to attend law or graduate 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.