June 27, 2013
Midland student Thomas Hall and Saginaw student Jamal Yearwood each won full-tuition scholarships through Albion College's 2013 Distinguished Albion Scholars Program (DASP). The students will receive full tuition to attend Albion College for four years.
"We had almost 100 students participating in the scholarship competition this year and many gave exceptional presentations. We expect a lot from our competitors, particularly those who are selected to receive a full-tuition award," said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment management. She noted that biology research, a photography portfolio and literary analysis were among the diverse entries in the program. "Tommy and Jamal have done outstanding work as high school students and I can't wait to see how they flourish with all of the opportunities and resources we have at Albion."
A swimmer for Dow High School, Hall plans to major in biology at Albion College, and will be a member of both the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program and the Institute for Healthcare Professions. He is the son of Randall and Mari Beth of Midland and a cum laude graduate of Dow High School.
Heritage High School student Yearwood notes Albion's "distinct record for producing successful individuals" as one reason he chose to compete for the scholarship. Yearwood presented a genetics research project. He intends to major in biology and join the Institute for Healthcare Professions.
Albion College's annual DASP competition brings outstanding high school seniors to campus to showcase their research, scholarship and artistic achievements. The competition gives participants a unique opportunity to experience Albion’s faculty and academic offerings, and supports the College's focus on rigorous arts and sciences preparation for high-achieving students.