Lewes students receive academic honors at Northeastern University
Macklin Hogan, Matthew Lesher and Caroline Judge, all of Lewes, were named to Northeastern University's dean's list for the fall semester. Hogan is majoring in journalism and is a member of the University Honors Program. Lesher is majoring in chemical engineering and is member of the University Honors Program. Judge is majoring in business administration.
To achieve the dean's list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C-minus during the course of their college career.
The University Honors Program offers high-caliber students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special-interest on-campus housing, and participate in one or two honors courses each term. Invitation into the honors program is highly competitive, and students must maintain a high GPA and strong commitment to campus leadership to remain a part.
Engineering camp and college scholarship applications sought by March 8
The DelMarVa Post of the Society of American Military Engineers is offering college scholarships and engineering camp scholarship opportunities.
College scholarships are available to high school seniors or first-year college freshmen from the DelMarVa area who have been accepted into the engineering program of a four-year, ABET-accredited college. Military affiliation is not required. Awards vary. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 31.
Engineering camp scholarships are being offered for camps held at U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday to Friday, July 7 to 15; U.S. Marine Corps, Camp LeJeune, N.C., Sunday to Saturday, June 19 to 25; U.S. Army, Vicksburg, Miss., June 19 to 25; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sunday to Saturday, July 10 to 16. Engineering camp scholarships are available to students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school and have an expressed interest in pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering or related field or in attending a military service academy. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 1, for Air Force, Marines and Army camps, and by Tuesday, March 8, for the Coast Guard camp.
For more information or to obtain applications, contact the DelMarVa Post, Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Committee, Attn. Alan K. Marteney, PE, c/o Century Engineering Inc., 4134 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, call 302-734-9188 Ext. 21 or email email@example.com.
Deadline to enter VFW Patriotic Art Scholarship contest is March 31
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Blue Hen Post 6483 Auxiliary announces the Patriotic Art Scholarship 2016 Competition. High school students grades 9-12 and home-schooled students in the Milford area may enter. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to obtain entry form and rules to Patriotic Art Scholarship Competition, Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 Auxiliary, 77 Veterans Circle, Milford DE 19963. Those interested may also contact Colleen Thompson at 302-422-6842. All artwork and entry form must be received on or before midnight, March 31, at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483.
Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary scholarship applications due April 15
The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club is accepting applications from high school seniors for one of its scholarships. The club ordinarily awards two or more $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are headed toward higher education. For instructions and forms, go to www.georgetownmillsbororotaryclub.org/community. Application materials also are being distributed through the three high schools in the Georgetown or Millsboro ZIP codes. Applications are due to school guidance offices by Friday, April 15. For more information, contact Scholarship Chair Reid Beveridge at 302-684-8834.
Manufactured housing residents in Delaware may apply for scholarship funds by April 15
First State Manufactured Housing Association is offering four scholarship awards of up to $1,000 to Delaware residents of manufactured homes. Qualifying candidates must be legal residents of Delaware and residents of manufactured homes for at least one year prior to the application. The FSMHA scholarship is open to non-traditional students as well as high school seniors. Past winners include parents, grandparents, young adults, those continuing their educations and those returning after a hiatus. Award recipients can reapply annually. Eligible candidates will be evaluated on scholastic record, financial need, essay and personal/professional recommendations. Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 15,.
The scholarship may be used for any type of accredited two- or four-year degree program, or for any accredited training, licensing or certification program. Full- or part-time (at least 7 credits) enrollment in an accredited program is acceptable. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed. For more information and to apply, go to http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1463.
Scholarship applications due April 15 to Delaware Farm Bureau
Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee offers scholarships to high school seniors. This year’s scholarship deadline is Friday, April 15. For more information, contact Jan Cartanza at 302-697-3183 or go to defb.org and click on Women’s Committee.
Besche completes noted Shakespeare studies at Folger library
John Besche, a sophomore at Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Md., recently completed the Lily McKee High School Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
According to the organization's website, "The McKee Fellowship is a rigorous course in which students explore a range of approaches to Shakespeare and the humanities, with deep dives into three plays and the sonnets. Working with scholars, actors, directors, teachers, editors, conservators, curators and digital humanists, McKee Fellows form a community of learners gathered around knowledge and materials found only at the Folger."
John's fellowship entailed a substantial time commitment during the school year and is a high honor bestowed upon a small cohort of outstanding high school students in the Washington area. John is the son of Jay Besche of Georgetown and Mary Anne Besche of Bethesda, Md.