Bolitho, Willey to Compete for Truman Scholarship
The finalists interview March 9 in Chicago with a scholarship committee and compete against 209 finalists from 139 institutions for 70-75 Truman Scholarships awarded worth $30,000 each.
Alma has had 11 finalists and three winners in the last six years for the prestigious scholarship. Bolitho and Willey are two of four Michigan residents to qualify for a Truman scholarship.
The nationally competitive scholarship is awarded for graduate school expenses to high achievers planning careers in public service. A three-year commitment to public service within seven years after graduate school is a requirement for recipients. Among the general guidelines for Truman Scholarship candidates is having "extensive records of public and community service."
Alma’s Nationally Competitive Scholarship Committee helped Bolitho and Willey search for appropriate postgraduate scholarships and reviewed their proposals and applications. The committee identifies and nurtures exceptional candidates for nationally competitive scholarships, grants and awards.
Bolitho, a 2002 graduate of Cadillac High School, is the daughter of Todd and Kristi Bolitho of Cadillac. Willey, a 2002 graduate of Chippewa Valley High School in Mt. Clemens, is the daughter of Judy Willey of Clinton Township and Kevin Willey of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Posted: Thu, February 24th, 2005 at 5:46PM