BenGil native Adam Schmidt is the recipient of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Summer 2014 Dual Admission Academic Award.
All students entering SIUE through dual admission programs are eligible for the award. Schmidt is currently a student at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach administers the award, and students are selected based upon academic merit. The recipients must be enrolled at least part-time at SIUE and are eligible to receive $400 for up to six-consecutive semesters.
The SIUE Foundation funds the award during the next three years for dual admission students and those in approved 2+2 programs with area community colleges. Through dual admission, students are able to be admitted and receive academic advising and other services from SIUE while they are still attending community college.
Schmidt intends to major in civil engineering in SIUE’s School of Engineering and says his “educational decisions are built upon a foundation of hard work, commitment and dedication.”
Mary Ettling, associate director in the Office of Educational Outreach, sees the academic award as an acknowledgement of SIUE’s commitment to students who actively are engaging in this unique transfer program.
“Coordinating the community college curriculum to set the students up for the best possible transfer scenario is the over-arching goal of these programs,” Ettling said. “This award solidifies the University’s commitment to serving transfer students.”
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