LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2011) — Among the 34 University of Kentucky freshmen who were awarded the prestigious Singletary Scholarship this year are four with perfect scores on either the SAT or ACT college entrance exams.
Scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT were Manasi Malik, of Attleboro, Mass., a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School; and Roshan Palli, of Lexington, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
Scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT were Bradley M. Bernhard, of Geneva, Ill., a graduate of Geneva Community High School; and Matthew Graham Wilson, of Simpsonville, a graduate of Christian Academy Of Louisville.
The Singletary Scholarship is the most prestigious four-year scholarship awarded by the University of Kentucky. The scholarship, named for former UK President Otis A. Singletary, began in 1985 and covers the full cost of tuition, room and board, and a personal stipend for four years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is valued at approximately $70,000 for a Kentucky resident and $108,000 for a nonresident.
"We are very proud of this year's Singletary Scholars," said UK President Eli Capilouto. "This award recognizes impressive scholastic achievement, and it reflects the university's highest level of confidence in these students' abilities and academic potential. "
To be eligible, students must score 31 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) or 1360 combined math and critical reading scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.75. The selection committee also considers extracurricular activities, work and volunteer responsibilities, leadership involvement, a written essay and a personal interview.
Other recipients for 2011 are, in alphabetical order:
Noora M. Aljabi, of Henderson, a graduate of Evansville Day School in Evansville, Ind.;
Connor Lee Appelman, of Maysville, a graduate of Mason County High School;
Claci Camille Ayers, of Bowling Green, a graduate of Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Warren County;
Clayton Louis Bailey, of Louisville, a graduate of Ballard High School in Jefferson County;
Bradley C. Blankenship, of Scottsville, a graduate of Allen County Scottsville High School;
Michael C. Blum, of Louisville, a graduate of Saint Xavier High School in Jefferson County;
Josiah Craig Burrows, of Morehead, a graduate of Rowan County Senior High School;
Connor Patrick Callaway, of Lexington, a graduate of Henry Clay High School;
Colby James Hall, of Somerset, a graduate of Somerset High School in Pulaski County;
Craig Cameron Hodge, of Cadiz, a graduate of Heritage Christian Academy in Trigg County;
Jacob David Ingram, of Nicholasville, a graduate of West Jessamine High School in Jessamine County;
Charles A. Kauffeld, of Owensboro, a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School in Daviess County;
Umang Khandpur, of Louisville, a graduate of DuPont Manual Magnet High School in Jefferson County;
Eric Scott King, of Brandenburg, a graduate of Meade County High School;
Luke J. Lewis, of Flatwoods, a graduate of Russell High School in Greenup County;
Faiyad Y. Mannan, of Staffordsville, a graduate of Johnson Central High School in Johnson County;
Cody L. Manning, of London, a graduate of South Laurel High School in Laurel County;
Susan Christine Mattingly, of Lebanon, a graduate of Marion County High School;
Faina S. Matveeva, of Lexington, a graduate of Henry Clay High School;
Chelsey Kay McDermott, of Owingsville, a graduate of Bath County High School;
Lakin Rachelle Mills, of Pikeville, a graduate of Pike County Central High School;
Tamas L. Nagy, of Lexington, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School;
Laura Emily Northcutt, of Calvert City, a graduate of Marshall County High School;
Joseph Karl Papp, of Nicholasville, a home study high school graduate;
Ashley Nicole Scoby, of Glasgow, a graduate of Glasgow High School in Barren County;
Taylor L. Shackleford, of Indianapolis, a graduate of Roncalli High School;
John Taylor Sheeran, of Elizabethtown, a graduate of Hardin Central High School;
Ethan Michael Stewart, of Carrollton, a graduate of Carroll County High School;
Jennifer Ann Winbigler, of Wilder, a graduate of Campbell County High School;
and Allison Mitchell Young, of Lexington, a graduate of Tates Creek Senior High School.
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