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For Immediate Release: May 15, 2009
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith - (605) 773-7228

Students awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Twenty high school graduates from across South Dakota have received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship is a federally supported program that recognizes high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.5 on an unweighted 4.0 scale, an ACT score of 30 or above, and have applied or been accepted as a full-time student at an eligible in-state or out-of-state institution.

If funds are available, the $1,500 per year scholarship is renewable for the first four years of study at an eligible institution if the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

2009 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship recipients:

Ryan Buse, Sioux Falls

James Dumire, Aberdeen

Matthew Elsinger, Brookings

Jared Fischer, Custer

Isaac Harrington, Mitchell

Alan Hyde, Pierre

Brennan Ireland, Hermosa

Cody Jung, Brookings

Bhavatharini Kasinathan, Brandon

Hanna Larsen, Groton

Jiwen Li, Vermillion

Jenae Logan, Gettysburg

Megan Ludwig, Milbank

Christopher Marlow, Yankton

Aaron Mead, Tea

Julia Nichols, Rapid City

Anne Pfeifle, Rapid City

Joseph Redford, Brandon

Ethan Shafer, Sioux Falls

Michelle Skaff, Sioux Falls


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