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Cumberlands Students Receive George I. Alden Scholarship

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented 8 students with the George I. Alden Endowed Scholarship during the 53rd Honors Day Convocation on Monday, April 23rd.

In 1981 the George I. Alden Trust established the George I. Alden Endowed Scholarship Fund at Cumberlands. The income from this Fund is to be used to provide one-half tuition scholarships for six students and full tuition scholarships for two students, all of whom must be majoring in the scientific areas. To be eligible to receive one of the two full tuition scholarships, a student must have previously won a one-half scholarship.

The recipients that received full tuition scholarships were Brandy Balkenbusch (Pocahontas, IL) and Sheena Jackson (Manchester, KY).

Brandy is a junior with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry; she plans to attend nursing school after graduation.

Sheena is a sophomore with majors in chemistry and secondary education. She plans to teach chemistry after graduation.

The recipients of the one half tuition scholarships are:

Lauren Branstutter (Union, KY), a junior biology major, public health minor;

Brittany Holliman (East Point, KY), a junior biology major, chemistry minor;

Bradley Karr (Lily, KY), a junior mathematics major;

Chad Lawson (Big Creek, KY), a sophomore with majors in management information systems and religion;

Matthew Maher (Corbin, KY), a freshman with majors in accounting and mathematics;

And Patrick Parten (Powell, TN), a sophomore biology major, public health minor.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.