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August 3, 1999

Brookfield Students Gets Top UW-RF Scholarship

A Brookfield, Wis., resident who plans to major in animal science/pre-veterinary medicine has been selected to receive a four-year full tuition scholarship to attend UW-River Falls.

Rebecca Blotz, a recent graduate of Brookfield Central High School, has been named the recipient of the 1999-2000 Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence by Chancellor Gary A. Thibodeau. The scholarship is given annually to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership ability in school and community activities.

The award is a full-tuition, renewable scholarship for a maximum of four years, totaling approximately $12,000. The selection process for the scholarship begins in the spring when freshman applications are reviewed for ACT scores of 28 or higher.

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.

Blotz was selected based on her academic rank in her class and her high school and community activities that included editorial editor of the school newspaper, color guard captain, National Honor Society student tutor, co-captain for varsity volleyball team, and camp counselor.

Elyce E. Moschella, a foreign language teacher at Brookfield Central High School, was among Blotz' nominators. "I have had the opportunity not only to teach Rebecca but to appreciate her many talents in an academic arena, in co-curricular and community activities and in her personal relationships with peers and faculty," said Moschella. "Regardless of the classroom course, the sport or the activity, Rebecca gives a solid and consistent effort. The product is always her best."

UW-River Falls, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, has an enrollment of 5,800 students and is located in west-central Wisconsin in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.

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