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Jan. 4 - Hastings College junior Ruth Swift named Creigh Weyer Scholar
Hastings College junior Ruth Swift of Olathe, Kansas, has been named a Creigh Weyer Scholar by the Creigh Foundation. This highly-selective, post-graduate scholarship is offered to Hastings College juniors who have outstanding leadership potential.
Swift is majoring in pure and applied mathematics in preparation for a career in either law or advanced mathematics. A National Merit finalist, she maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average while filling numerous leadership positions on and off campus, and being an active church and community volunteer.
The Creigh Weyer Scholarship offers up to $40,000 in grants to support graduate study in any field in the United States or overseas, as well as active mentoring, guidance and support from senior leaders in business, government and academia.
Creigh Weyer Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated leadership potential,
- High probability of becoming a leader who will have a substantial impact on his or her community,
- Highest ethical standards and integrity,
- Strong communication skills, and
- Strong academic record with likely acceptance by a first-rate graduate school.
Other finalists for the Creigh Weyer Scholarship were:
- James Goodenberger, a double-major in mathematics and economics, plans to pursue a degree in economics and a career in public policy.
- Jillian Haller, a double-major in political science and theatre, plans to pursue a degree in political science and a career in politics.
- Lauren Lee, a double-major in English and philosophy, plans to pursue a law degree and a legal career.
- Melissa Muller, a chemistry major and German minor, plans to pursue a medical degree and a career as a pediatric surgeon.