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Aug. 14, 2019

MSU Engineering welcomes six Alumni Distinguished and University Distinguished Scholars this fall

Twenty-one incoming students have been awarded scholarships to cover full tuition, room and board and a stipend for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study at Michigan State University – and six of them are headed to the College of Engineering.

Welcome to the College of Engineering -- (top to bottom, left to right): Bonnie Stolt, Nathan Woods, Osei Baffour-Awuah, Cameron Lochrie, Steven Carey, and Riley Lawson.
Welcome to the College of Engineering -- (top to bottom, left to right): Bonnie Stolt, Nathan Woods, Osei Baffour-Awuah, Cameron Lochrie, Steven Carey, and Riley Lawson.

The scholarships – considered among the most competitive awards in the country – are valued at about $130,000 for in-state students and approximately $230,000 for out-of-state students.

All students receiving an Alumni Distinguished Scholarship or University Distinguished Scholarship will be members of the Honors College.

The Alumni Distinguished Scholars coming to the college this fall are:
• Riley Lawson of Saint Charles, Missouri. Lawson is graduating from Francis Howell North High School. He plans to major in electrical engineering.
• Cameron Lochrie of Chesapeake, Virginia. Lochrie is graduating from Oscar Frommel Smith High School. She plans to major in chemical engineering.
• Bonnie Stolt of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Stolt is graduating from Carrboro High School. She plans to major in materials science and engineering.
• Nathan Woods of Evart. Woods is graduating from Evart High School. He plans to major in computer science.

University Distinguished Scholars were selected from an MSU applicant pool by the interim executive director of admissions and the dean of the Honors College based on high school programs, achievements, standardized test scores and interviews with the finalists.

The incoming Spartan Engineers among the University Distinguished Scholars are:
• Osei Baffour-Awuah of Tema, Ghana. Baffour-Awuah is graduating from Prempeh College. He plans to major in electrical engineering.
• Steven Carey of Grove City, Ohio. Carey is graduating from Grove City High School. He plans to major in computer science.

MSU’s newest 21 Alumni Distinguished Scholars and University Distinguished Scholars hail from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, New York, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, New Mexico and Ghana. Read more about them at MSUToday.