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November 10th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
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Grant Knight of Chandler was recently named an Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Knight, one of 41 Ervin Scholars selected this year, is a first-year student at Washington University. The Ervin Scholars Program awards scholarships to incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and leadership achievements, and who have shown a commitment to community service and bringing diverse people together. Scholars are actively involved in the Washington University community and continue the legacy of the late John B. Ervin on campus. Ervin, a nationally renowned black educator, scholar and author, was dean of the School of Continuing Education (now University College in Arts & Sciences) at Washington University from 1968 to 1977.

The award is for full- and partial-tuition scholarships and is renewable for all four years of undergraduate study. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $48,950.

Kwabena Adu-Kwarteng of Chandler has been named both an Ervin Scholar and an Enterprise Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. Adu-Kwarteng, one of 41 Ervin Scholars and 21 Enterprise Scholars selected this year, is a first-year student at Washington University in St. Louis.

Adu-Kwarteng graduated from Chandler High School, where he held office in student government and participated in debate and tennis. Through his involvement in National Honor Society, Adu-Kwarteng volunteered and raised money to help end childhood hunger.

The Ervin Scholars Program recognizes incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and leadership achievements, and who have shown a commitment to community service and bringing diverse people together.

Enterprise Scholars are selected based on academic merit, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. Their scholarship is made possible by Enterprise Holdings, operating the Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental, as well as the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands. Enterprise Holdings has provided $50 million to Washington University over the past 15 years to help the university “develop the best and brightest minds from our society.”

The award is for full- and partial-tuition scholarships and is renewable for all four years of undergraduate study. Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $48,950.

Kaitlyn Wright of Chandler and Azusa Pacific University student was included in Who’s Who Among Students, one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. Wright, a Global Studies major, is honored for outstanding campus leadership, academics and volunteerism. Wright joins 94 other APU students receiving the same honor.

Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 61 bachelor’s degrees, 40 master’s degrees, 17 certificates, 11 credentials, eight doctoral programs, and four associate degrees, the university offers its more than 10,000 students a quality education on campus, online, and at seven regional centers throughout Southern California.

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