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Three Transylvania students awarded prestigious Transylvania Scholarship

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three current Transylvania University 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, vice president and 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 Robert Clark Puckett, a political science major, is from Murray, Ky.

Rising junior Sarah Elizabeth Tipton, an English major and classics minor, is from Corbin, Ky.

Rising senior Thomas Philip Stephens, a history major, is from Decherd, Tenn.

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.