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College of Liberal Arts Awards Three Dedman Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen

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posted: Friday May 21, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored three students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, which provides $13,000 per academic year for four years, as well as supplemental funding for study abroad programs.

The award is based on class rank, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, exemplary extracurricular activities, community service and an interview.

 The Dedman Scholars for the Class of 2014 are:

  • Elizabeth Barnes, Episcopal School, Dallas
  • Alexander Fischer, Woodlands High School, Woodlands
  • Katherine Sinclair, St. Pius High School, Albuquerque, N.M.

A selection committee interviewed fifteen finalists who were chosen from the top applicants to the Plan II and Liberal Arts Honors Programs. In making their decisions, committee members considered academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and accomplishments.

“These Dedman Scholars, like Dedman Scholars in past years, will bring sparkling intelligence and imagination, creativity and energy to our campus,” said Larry Carver, director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program. "It is a joy to work with them.”

The Dedman Distinguished Scholarship honors Robert and Nancy Dedman of Dallas whose $10 million endowment funds the scholarships. To date, their gift has supported 133 Dedman scholars. Although the scholarships are based on merit rather than need, most of the applicants are from middle- to low-income families.

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