The bar for academic quality in the College of Engineering’s student body has been raised once again.
This fall, 51 students chosen to receive Singletary Scholarships will begin their studies at the University of Kentucky; of that number, an impressive 25% will pursue an engineering degree.
“Engineering continues to attract the most highly qualified students enrolling at the University of Kentucky,” said Thomas Lester, Dean of the College of Engineering. “About one third of all merit scholarship funds distributed by the university now go to engineering students. Not only do these data indicate that the College of Engineering is a terrific place from which to graduate, but also that engineering as a discipline provides a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Named for former UK President Otis A. Singletary, the Otis A. Singletary Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship awarded by the university. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, as well as room and board, and contains a personal stipend for four years of undergraduate study, $2,000 toward a summer study abroad program and an iPad2.
“Among the greatest minds on campus are students participating in the Singletary Scholars Program,” said UK President Eli Capilouto. “Not only will these students gain the experience and education necessary to compete in a global economy, but we, too, will grow as an institution having invested in their success.”
Singletary Scholars entering the College of Engineering are:
Andrew Cech, Greenville, Ohio
Karen Edwards, Louisville, Ky.
William Galusha, Kuttawa, Ky.
Emma Holland, Harrodsburg, Ky.
Jared Holt, Benton, Ky.
Joshua Morgan, Benton Ky.
Allison Murner, Versailles, Ky.
Jeremiah Noe, New Albany, Ind.
Stephen Parsons, Lexington, Ky.
Samuel Potter, Pikeville, Ky.
Andrew Vanover, Madisonville, Ky.
Kyle Werling, Florence, Ky.
Michael Wilt, Columbus, Ohio