MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced the 2015 recipients of the Trustee Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship, the most prestigious financial aid awards granted by the university awarded annually to members of its incoming freshman class. Both scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “The scholarship awardees are selected by committee review following the on-campus scholarship event days,” said Kristi Forman, Director of Admissions at CBU. “It’s a very competitive process.”
The merit-based Trustee Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship available at CBU. It benefits outstanding students for their academic performance, requiring a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.6 and an ACT score of 27 or an SAT score of 1210. The scholarship covers full tuition and all fees.
Recipients of the 2015 Trustee Scholarship are:
Anubhaw Mathur (Germantown High School; Germantown, TN)
Anubhaw intends to major in Computer Science at CBU. At Germantown High, he has served as vice president for the National Honor Society, a Beta Club Board Executive, and member of Key Club and Spanish National Honor Society. Anubhaw was also nominated as a Commercial Appeal Academic All-Star student.
Akivan Rooks (Houston High School; Collierville, TN)
Akivan has been a member of the All West Tennessee Band since 8th grade. He is a four-year honor roll recipient at Houston High, and enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone as well as football and basketball. He intends to major in Civil Engineering at CBU.
Christian Rust (New Bern High School; New Bern, NC)
Christian is a member of the National Honor Society, and is also co-president of the Environmental Club and a varsity soccer player at New Bern High.
Carlee Darnell (Fountain Lake High School; Lonsdale, AR)
Carlee is a four-year member of EAST and the Beta Club at Fountain Lake High, where she also played varsity tennis and volleyball. She is highly interested in Religion and Philosophy, which will be her major at CBU. Carlee also serves as co-chair of the Youth Advisory Council for the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock.
The Leadership Scholarship at CBU is awarded to two students each year for outstanding leadership and service in his or her community. Recipients of this scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees, will also receive support in developing a new student organization at CBU that can have a lasting impact on the university.
The recipients of the 2015 Leadership Scholarship are:
Rebecca Jones (Mount St. Mary Academy; Little Rock, AR)
Rebecca’s intended major at CBU is Biomedical Science. She enjoys art and cheerleading, and is a member of Student Government at Mount St. Mary Academy.
Gabriela Morales (Colegio De La Salle High School; Bayamón, Puerto Rico)
Gabriela is heavily involved in the Science Club, Sports Council, Yearbook Committee and Spanish Club at Colegio De La Salle, where she also plays varsity volleyball. She intends to major in International Business at CBU.
"We had so many wonderful applicants this year, which made the decision extremely difficult,” Forman said. “We extend our congratulations to these deserving recipients, and to all of the other excellent candidates for these prestigious awards. I’m confident that all of them are going to be successful in their careers at CBU and will make us proud of their incredible achievements in the next four years.”