Chancellor's Scholar

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

June 27, 1997

Weyauwega Student UW-RF Chancellor's Scholar

A Weyauwega resident has been selected to receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship from UW- River Falls.

Christy Brewer has been named recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence, according to Chancellor Gary A. Thibodeau.

The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership in school and community activities. The award provides four years of full tuition and fees.

The selection process for the scholarship begins in the spring with a review of applications of incoming freshmen are reviewed for those with ACT scores of 28 or higher, according to David Woodward, UW-RF scholarships coordinator.

Applications for the scholarship are then sent out to students, inviting them to send letters of recommendation and examples of leadership abilities. A University scholarship committee reviews the applications and chooses the recipient.

Brewer was selected based on her academic class ranking of fifth out of 88 students, an ACT Composite score of 31, and her active participation in many student and community activities and organizations, including president of the local FFA chapter, state officer of the Wisconsin Junior Horticultural Association and as a member of the National Honor Society.

Weyauwega-Fremont High School guidance counselor Richard Altendorf, wrote of Brewer, "Christy Brewer is a highly motivated, intellectually gifted and creative young woman who has distinguished herself as a scholar and leader... Christy has really set herself apart from others in her commitment to FFA. She has held many offices and been involved in many projects at the local, state and national level."

Brewer plans to major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at UW-River Falls, with a minor in either business or public relations.

She is the ninth recipient of the annual award.

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