Three students from Hamilton County are part of a group of 55 incoming freshmen at the University of Southern Indiana who received one of the school’s top merit scholarships.
Noah Lonaker, a graduate of Noblesville High School, plans to study political science in USI’s College of Liberal Arts. He was awarded the Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship. It’s designed to provide comprehensive support to students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership in diverse organizations, environments, and leadership capacity for civic engagement and within the 21st century workplace. The program offers a $5,000 academic year award ($2,500 for fall semester and $2,500 for spring semester). Additionally, recipients will participate in an Inclusive Excellence Pro-gram that includes various leadership, community service and cultural experiences throughout the ac-ademic year.
Two students from Carmel, Arya Bolla and Machella Mohit, each got a Baccalaureate / Doctor of Medi-cine scholarship. These are awarded to exceptional Indiana high school students annually, who meet similar academic requirements to those of Presidential Scholars. The B/MD Scholarship program, which offers a provisional seat in the Indiana University School of Medicine to each recipient, is sponsored jointly by USI and the Evansville Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine. The full-tuition scholarships are funded by private donors to the USI Foundation.
Mohit is the recipient of the Ethel Reed Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Carmel High School, Mohit plans to study biochemistry in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.
Bolla is the recipient of the Thomas E. Topper Endowed B/MD Scholarship. A graduate of Park-Tudor School, Bolla plans to study biology in USI’s Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.