Incoming students win Peale Scholarships
Thursday, April 6, 2006
“The students selected as Peale Scholars demonstrate a significant depth of Christian commitment, leadership and academic ability,” says Mark Bloemendaal, Northwestern’s director of admissions. “I always enjoy the Peale competition, because it brings to campus so many talented young people who possess the qualities we are seeking in our students. Each participant has the potential to make a great contribution to this campus.”
The Peale Scholarship winners are: Kristen Burghorn of
This year’s winners have an average ACT score of 30. They include student council officers; volunteers for nonprofit organizations; students who have earned honors in science, speech and music competitions; and all-conference athletes.
One-hundred thirteen students applied for the Peale Scholarships. Seventy-seven finalists, representing 10 states, were on campus in February for interviews and a writing competition.
Criteria for the Peale Scholar candidates included a ranking within the top 15 percent of their high school class or a minimum 3.5 grade point average, and a minimum ACT score of 26. The Peale Scholarships were established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Surbeck of
The Peale Scholarships were established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Surbeck of