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Six Transylvania students awarded prestigious Transylvania Scholarship

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Six current Transylvania students have been named Transylvania Scholars. This prestigious scholarship is awarded annually to rising junior and senior students who have achieved outstanding academic records and have made significant service contributions to Transylvania. This scholarship covers tuition and the general fee. The recipients are chosen by a panel of faculty members who interview each applicant.

“These are students whose academic and campus community accomplishments are impeccable,” said William F. Pollard, dean of the college. “Being named a Transylvania Scholar is an extraordinary achievement given the credentials of the finalists, all of whom have outstanding records of academic success and of contributions to the life of the campus.”

Rising junior Kristen Ballard is from Elizabethtown, Ky.

Rising senior Emily Bryant, of Lexington, is a business administration and Spanish language and literature double major.

Rising junior Monica Lawson, of London, is a writing, rhetoric and communication and psychology double major.

Rising junior Lee Richardson, of Nicholasville, is a chemistry (biochemistry track) major and Spanish minor.

Rising senior Ashley Stafford, of Bloomington, Ind., is an applied music (piano) major and psychology minor.

Rising junior Joseph Underwood, of Lexington, is an art history and French language and literature double major.

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.