May 02, 2012 01:11 PM EDT
Duke Announces Winners of A.B. Duke Scholarships
Durham, NC - Fifteen high school seniors have won prestigious Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarships, which are undergraduate merit awards to attend Duke University.
The awards cover full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for four years, as well as a six-week summer study program at the University of Oxford in England. They are also offered up to $5,000 for research or other educational enrichment programs. Based on estimated tuition rates, a scholarship will be worth more than $200,000 to a student over a four-year period.
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The scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who show promise of being intellectual leaders. The awards stem from the Angier B. Duke Memorial Inc., established in 1925 by university co-founder Benjamin Newton Duke in memory of his son, Angier Buchanan Duke.
The scholarship's alumni include 12 Marshall Scholars and 18 Rhodes Scholars, including the renowned writer/Duke English professor Reynolds Price, who passed away last year; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler; NASA project scientist Hal Weaver; and Dr. Lynt Johnson, chief of transplant surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.
This year's winners are:
-- Adeyemi Akorede Adewuyi of Murphy, Texas, a graduate of Plano East Senior High School, and son of Florence and Aderemi Adewuyi.
-- Kari B. Barclay of Bethesda, Md., a graduate of Richard Montgomery High School, and son of Andrea Senkowski and Dean A. Barclay.
-- Mark Anthony Botros of Terre Haute, Ind., a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo, and son of Carol and Noaman Botros.
-- David Alan Builes of Boca Raton, Fla., a graduate of Pope John Paul II High School, and son of Maria and Eduardo Builes.
-- Terence "Terry" M. Conlon of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a graduate of Shaker Heights High School, and son of Vivenne and Tom Conlon.
-- Katherine Jane Fernelius of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., a graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and daughter of Rachel and Barry Fernelius.
-- Edgar Ferrer-Lorenzo of Chapel Hill, N.C., a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, and son of Damaris N. Lorenzo and Ismael Ferrer.
-- Lauren Elizabeth Forman of Morristown, N.J., a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, and daughter of Annemarie and Mark Forman.
-- Elizabeth Talcott Hoyler of Warren, R.I., a graduate of Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, N.M., and daughter of Katherine McMillan and Marshall Hoyler.
-- Manoj Kanagaraj of Chino Hills, Calif., a graduate of Troy High School, and son of Raji Raj and Raj Ramasamy.
-- Emmalee Ann Mariner of Norris, Tenn., a graduate of Anderson County High School, and daughter of Rosemary and Tommy Mariner.
-- Michael Leigh Pelle of Key Biscayne, Fla., a graduate of Gulliver Preparatory in Miami, and son of Melanie Helfman and Anthony Pelle.
-- Megan E. Rise of Newark, Del., a graduate of Newark High School, and daughter of Karen and Eric Rise.
-- Sayoni Saha of Cerritos, Calif., a graduate of Gretchen Whitney High School, and daughter of Sharmila and Krishnendu Saha.
-- James Jefferson Thomas of Cary, N.C., a graduate of Cary Academy, and son of Dr. Melissa E. DeRosier and Dr. James M. Thomas.
Source: Duke University