Allison Rowley of Bothell was awarded a merit scholarship award for $15,000 from the University of Findlay for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Merit scholarship awards are based on a student’s final, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are awarded beginning with the freshman year and are renewable for up to four years (for a total of five years of scholarship aid.) Merit scholarships for transfer students are based on the student’s GPA from all previous college-level institutions.
Justin Mendoza of Duvall, Nikola Dancejic of Redmond and Inbar Tropen of Redmond were among 304 students from 38 countries and 33 U.S. states who were awarded scholarships to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) program from February 21 – March 7, 2014 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
During the program, the students met scientists, engineers and former astronauts who reinforced core leadership competencies and shared their first-hand professional experiences. Students engaged in team-building challenges such as designing, building and testing their own rockets; participating in simulated astronaut training, shuttle missions and a moon walk and conducting DNA extraction experiments on fruit.