|August 12, 1997|
Prestigious Deans Grants Awarded to Best and Brightest
24 students entering University of Chicago awarded $5,000 each
They have visited Antarctica, written for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and assisted in scientific research at the National Science Foundation and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Now 24 of the countrys most interesting students will be entering the University of Chicago in the falland to help ensure they will continue to do exceptional work, the University has awarded each of them a prestigious Deans Grant.
The Deans Grant is an award of $5,000 that the students may use at any time during their undergraduate career to support further study in their field of choice. They can use the grant for research, travel or any opportunity that would enhance their education.
The winners are high school leaders who approached their academic and extracurricular life with creativity, perseverance and vigor.
The students include:
Deans Grant winners are remarkable people who seek to explore a wide range of interests, said John W. Boyer, Dean of the College at the University of Chicago. We think of the Deans Grant as a vehicle to support students in their explorations, whatever the topic.
One of the most highly selective academic institutions in the country, the University of Chicago has 3,900 undergraduates. Approximately half of the 1,000 entering freshman students each year are ranked in the top 5 percent of their high school classes and about three-quarters are in the top 10 percent.
The student-faculty ratio is 6 to 1 and the size of the average discussion class is 25. Almost 90 percent of the Universitys arts and sciences faculty members regularly teach undergraduates.
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