Rachel E. Weber of Millstadt, Ill., has received a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of her achievements at William Woods University.
Weber, who aspires to attend veterinary medicine school in the fall of 2011, is currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology with a concentration in equestrian science.
Funding for the scholarship came from Novus International, which donated $16,000 to Missouri Colleges Fund to provide 16 scholarships of $1,000 each for qualified students majoring in science-related disciplines who have a strong academic record and who are judged outstanding because of activities and achievements at the institution.
Weber was nominated for the scholarship by Dr. Mary Spratt, Cox Distinguished Professor of Science at WWU.
“She is well-organized, consistently does high quality work, gives thoughtful answers in class discussions and is a leader among her peers,” said Spratt.
On campus, Weber is the president of the Biology Club, vice president of the Pre-vet Club, secretary of Tri Beta (honorary science society) and a member of Campus Activities Board and Student Alumni Council.