Students Receive Prestigious Awards


Emily Miller will attend the University of Edinburgh for the 2013-14 academic year

Ms. Emily Miller ’15 (English and Communication Studies) has been awarded the St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship, a $20,000 award.  She will attend the University of Edinburgh in Scotland (est. 1583) for the 2013-14 academic year. Ms. Miller is currently pursing a dual major in English and Communication Studies and a minor in Gender Studies. While in Scotland, she plans to take courses related to gender and sexuality in literature while exploring the rich cultural heritage of Edinburgh (“the City of Literature”). The St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship is awarded to 4-5 U.S. students a year, usually as juniors, to attend one of Scotland’s top universities.

Shannon Spencer

Shannon Spencer 14′ (Biology) plans to conduct research on protein interactions and disease mechanisms

Ms. Shannon Spencer ’14 (Biology) has been named a 2013 Barry Goldwater Scholar. Ultimately, Shannon intends to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology. She plans to conduct research on protein interactions and disease mechanisms.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. In awarding scholarships, the Foundation Board of Trustees will consider the nominee’s field of study and career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.