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Drake University announces 2014 National Alumni and Carpenter Scholars

April 25, 2014

Every spring, the Drake University National Alumni Association awards prestigious scholarships to top students. The scholarships awarded through the National Alumni Scholarship Program include:

• Six National Alumni Scholarships, which cover the costs of tuition, fees, board and double occupancy in a Drake residence hall.
• Ten George A. Carpenter Scholarships, which cover full tuition.

Of these 16 Alumni and Carpenter Scholarships, one has a special designation for a student from a high school in Polk County. Alumni and Carpenter Scholarships supersede all other Drake merit awards.

The following students received the 2014 National Alumni Scholarships:

• Shayla Carey of Geneva, Ill.
• Phani Chevuru of West Des Moines, Iowa
• Annelise Escher of La Crosse, Wisc.
• Sam Fathallah of Marion, Iowa
• Abigail Grimminger of Ceresco, Neb.
• Krupa Kadiwala Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The following students received the 2014 George A. Carpenter Scholarship:
• Katherine Berger of Smithville, Mo.
• Kaitlin Brueggen of West Salem, Wisc.
• Mitchell Fabian of North Canton, Ohio
• Claire Hahn of Clinton, Wisc.
• Anna Jokinen of Prior Lake, Minn.
• Josmi Joseph of Lincolnwood, Ill.
• Jacob Leiberton of West Des Moines, Iowa
• Sara Maillacheruvu of Peoria, Ill.
• Hannah Moran of Lawrence, Kan.
• Alyson Tisthammer of Medina, Minn.

National Alumni Scholars are selected by Drake's National Alumni Scholarship Committee on the basis of high scholastic achievement, extracurricular and community activities, leadership, communication skills, and potential for contributing to the academic and extracurricular life of Drake University. Whether an applicant is related to a Drake alumna/alumnus has no bearing on selection.

For more information, contact Jessica Berger at jessica.berger@drake.edu or 515-271-3935.