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Stevenson to host first annual Dell Scholarship

Stevenson’s School of Business and Leadership will host its first joint annual Dell Scholarship Award Ceremony along with the School of Sciences. This virtual event will take place on Wednesday, April 7, at 5 p.m.

The Kevin J. Manning Academic Center, which houses the School of Sciences.
(Photo by Courtney Hottle)

Previously, the School of Sciences held a separate event with a guest lecturer, while the School of Business and Leadership had a separate award ceremony altogether. To honor this single scholarship, given to both majors, both schools decided to combine the scholarship ceremonies into one joint event.

Although this is the first joint Dell Scholarship award ceremony, this annual scholarship award ceremony has been happening since 2013. The Gerald Dean & Sam Dell Scholarship for Character & Excellence in Sciences was created by Sam Dell, a member of the Board of Trustees.

According to Melissa Craig, assistant to the dean & vice provost, this scholarship is only for business and science majors that are rising seniors. The Sam Dell Scholarship will pay for up to 40% of a senior’s final year tuition.

Melissa Craig. (Photo by Stevenson University)

“Students must demonstrate a strong ethical grounding and exhibit a work ethic that has resulted in academic and personal success to be considered,” said Craig. Two students will be rewarded the scholarship, one from the School of Business and Leadership and the other from the School of Sciences.

Even though this is the same scholarship, both majors handle their selection process differently. Students in the science program are invited to fill out an application during the fall semester. A narrative statement, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and responses to two short questions must be submitted in this application process. The application will eventually be selected by the dean and department chairs of chemistry, math, biology, and biomedical engineering.

The School of Business and Leadership students are nominated and will eventually have to partake in an interview process. The School of Business dean will select the scholarship recipient.

School of Business (Photo by Stevenson University)

The school deans will be in attendance along with Sam Dell to acknowledge the winners of the scholarship. This virtual award ceremony is available for all students to attend whose major is in either of the two schools.

Furthermore, Steven Falk, Chief Engineer for Maternal Infant Care Strategic Business Unit at GE Healthcare, will attend to give a lecture during the award ceremony. Falk will provide an in-depth lecture on his field of work.

If students are interested in joining the Annual Dell Scholarship lecture, a link will be provided prior to the event via email.

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