Six members of the Culver Academies Class of 2015 are in the running to be named Coca-Cola Scholars and another is a finalist for the prestigious Wells Scholarship at Indiana University.
November 25, 2014
Coca-Cola Scholarship semifinalists included (top row, left) Nicholas Grandel, Morgan Hartman, Matthew Janney, (bottom row, left) Rachel Simon, Erin Thomas, and Johnny Young.

Coca-Cola Scholarship semifinalists included (top row, left) Nicholas Grandel, Morgan Hartman, Matthew Janney, (bottom row, left) Rachel Simon, Erin Thomas, and Johnny Young.

Three seniors and three first-classmen are semifinalists for the Coca-Cola Scholarhips. Matthew Janney (Valparaiso, Ind.), Nicolas Grandel (Fordland, Mo.), Erin Thomas (Westfield, Ind.), Morgan Hartman (Olathe, Kan.), Rachel Simon (Warsaw, Ind.), and Johnny Young (Canton, Mich.) are among the 2,000 students nationwide being considered for a total of $3 million in scholarships. The foundation received over 103,000 applications.

In January, 250 regional finalists will be selected and interviewed. After the regional interviews, 150 students will be named Coca-Cola Scholars. They will attend a Scholars Weekend in Atlanta in April to meet their peers and be awarded a $20,000 scholarship.

Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby

Senior Lucy Battersby (Culver, Ind.) is one of 50 finalists for the Wells Scholarship at IU. Named in honor of IU’s 11th president Herman B. Wells, the scholarship provides full tuition, mandatory and course-related fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at IU’s Bloomington campus. Scholars may choose to spend one of these years studying abroad through the university’s overseas study programs.

Battersby will travel to Bloomington for an interview during the first weekend in December. Eighteen to 22 incoming freshmen will receive the award and be notified in late December. The scholarships are based solely on merit. Wells Scholars are also members of the Hutton Honors College, where they can apply for grants in support of research, internships, creative activity, conference travel, and honors thesis work.

Battersby is the daughter of Humanities instructors Richard and Catherine Battersby.

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