Five area students recently have been awarded scholarships from the Miami University Alumni Association Middletown Area Chapter. The scholarships, worth $250 each, are designed to defray the cost of books for the fall semester.
Attending Miami University Middletown is winner Lindsey Schnorr, a 2012 graduate of Lebanon High School who intends to major in pre-professional studies.
Four scholarship winners are attending Miami's Oxford campus. Kaitlin Lapham graduated from Monroe High School and plans to have a double major in psychology and creative writing. Kelsey Straub, also planning to major in psychology, is a graduate of Lakota West High School. A graduate of Valley View High School, Garrett Emrick intends to major in computer science. Waynesville High School alumna Courtney Coffman plans to major in zoology.
The scholarship recipients were judged on their GPA and class rank, their scores on the ACT or SAT college placement tests, their participation in extra-curricular activities at school, their work and community service experiences.
The book scholarships are awarded annually by the Middletown area chapter of the Miami University Alumni Association. Middletown resident Jay Cohen is the president of the chapter.