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Transylvania picks 20 for top scholarships

Transylvania University has awarded 20 students its William T. Young Scholarship, which pays for tuition and general fees for four years.

The scholarship amounts to more than $90,000 for four years.

The scholarship is named for the late William. T. Young, a Lexington businessman and philanthropist who was chairman of Transylvania's Board of Trustees and a prominent donor for many years. His son, William T. Young Jr., is the current board chairman.

The William T. Young Scholars are chosen in a competitive process on the basis of grades, entrance exam scores, extracurricular activities, an essay and an interview.

The latest winners of the William T. Young Scholarships are:

Melinda Ann Borie, Louisville, Ballard High School; Katie Mae Brewer, London, South Laurel High School; Erin Lynn Brock, West Chester, Ohio, Lakota West High School; Holly Michelle Brown, Brodhead, Rockcastle County High School; Kellie Renee Davis, Mount Washington, Assumption High School.

Joshua Robert Edge, Owensboro, Daviess County High School; Charli Beth Fant, Glasgow, Glasgow High School; Kaitlyn Bryn Foree, Pleasureville, Henry County High School; Joseph Belfield Glass, Paris, Bourbon County High School; Isaiah Hampton Harney, Morehead, Rowan County Senior High School; Margaret Ann Heaberlin, Paintsville, Paintsville High School; Elizabeth Trulia Heines, Shepherdsville, North Bullitt High School.

Lindsey Madison Jagoe, Owensboro, Daviess County High School; Amelia Anne Reesor, Louisville, Assumption High School; Lindsey Taylor Robke, Independence, Simon Kenton High School; Viktoria Safarian, Lexington, Tates Creek High School; David Thomas Saxon, Madisonville, Hopkins County Central High School; Sara Elizabeth Waddell, Lakewood, Ohio, Lakewood High School; Jeremy Lynn Yoder, Madisonville, Madisonville North Hopkins High School; April Elizabeth York, Glendale, Central Hardin High School.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation's 16th oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.