McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship winners honored
September 25, 2007
Angie Renee Elizandro and Rosemarie Dickinson were honored as the recipients for the 2007-08 Robert W. McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship at a reception hosted by the UCA Graduate Council last Thursday.
The Robert W. McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship Fund was endowed in December 1995 after the death of Dr. Robert M. McLauchlin, then Dean of the Graduate School. The scholarship provides funds to graduate students who have been admitted into the Graduate School with full-qualifications and who are enrolled for nine (9) or more credit hours per semester. The scholarship is renewable for the second semester as long as the student maintains a grade point average of 3.0 and continues full-time study. Selection of the award winner/s is competitive and based on academic performance, school and community involvement, and financial need. The selection is made by a committee of UCA graduate faculty and administrators.
Elizandro, a native of Little Rock, graduated from the University of the Ozarks in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received a Masters of Science in School Psychology from UCA last spring and is currently enrolled at UCA in the School Psychology Ph.D. program. Elizandro feels that working in the field of school psychology will allow her to have a positive impact on children and make a difference in their lives.
Dickinson is from Conway and has been a student at UCA since 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Sciences-Physical Therapy in May 2005, and she began her Physical Therapy Graduate program in August 2005. Along with a demanding course load, she has also worked as a Graduate Assistant in both the HPER Fitness Center and in the PT Department. Recently, she has begun assisting a faculty member with a research study in comparing the efficacy of different forms of surveys and questionnaires on perceived balance with nursing home/assisted living residents.
Students interested in applying for the McLauchlin Scholarship should contact the UCA Foundation Scholarship Committee, Buffalo Alumni Hall, UCA Box 4986, Conway, AR 72035-4986 or call 501-450-5288. Applications must be submitted early in the spring semester each year. Selections are made mid-spring for the fall semester.