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BUWC Scholarships

Our Scholarship Recipients

2013

  • Geordyn Hoge will graduate from Centennial High School in Frisco this May. She will enter Baylor University in the fall as an Honors College student, majoring in biochemistry. In high school she has participated in drill team, theater, and French Club. She is a member of Collin Creek Community Church in Plano.

  • Anne Kendall is a sophomore from Richardson with a double major in interior design and French. She is a student worker in the office of Pre-Health Studies and is a member of First Baptist Church Dallas.

  • Makena Kinkel is a nursing student from Lantana. At Baylor she is a member of Delta, Delta, Delta and the National Student Nurses Association. Her home church is Argyle United Methodist.

  • Megan Lopez is a junior biology major and a religion minor with a concentration in pre-health care. She is a participating member of Alpha Lambda Delta, American Medical Student Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Up Til Dawn. Her graduation date is set for spring 2014. She is a member of Lake Ridge Baptist Church in Cedar Hill.

  • William Temple is a freshman film and digital media major. On the Baylor Campus, he is a member of Sing Alliance. His home church is Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill.

2012

  • Laura Devers is a junior nursing student. She is an undergraduate alumnus of CHIS, a service sorority and is involved in the Watermark Church where she plans to serve as a volunteer.

  • Anne Kendall is a freshman with a double major in interior design and French. She plays intramural volleyball and works in the Pre-health Office. She attends Harris Creek Church and volunteers in the children’s area once a month.

  • Megan Lopez is a sophomore biology pre-health major with a minor in religion. She is part of Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and attends Highland Baptist Church.

  • Elizabeth Mims is a junior University Scholar with a concentration in English. She is involved in K-Life, a youth ministry, and leads a small group of seventh grade girls in weekly Bible Study.

  • William Temple will graduate from Red Oak High School and enter Baylor as an accounting m'ajor this Fall. He is President of the National Honor society and participates in school and church choir programs. He plans to be part of the Baylor men’s choir.

2011

  • Ariana Crenshaw, from Desoto, is a graduating senior of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta and has been chosen for Theta Sigma Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She began her journey at Baylor University in the fall of 2007, and has maintained a high GPA.

  • Tamanie Eller is a senior biology major from Lewisville. She will be taking the MCAT and applying to medical school. She serves as vice president of the Baylor Medical Ethics Discussion Society and as secretary of Alpha Epsilon Delta,a prehealth professional honor society, and is a member of Habitat for Humanity.

  • Anne Kendall graduated from Plano East High School in May 2011, and is beginning her Baylor career this fall as an interior design major. She was a member of the National Honors Society and the French Club in high school and hopes to be a part of the Baylor Volleyball team.

  • Megan Lopez is a biology major with a minor in religion from Midlothian. She is a sophomore and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

  • Juliana Mize, from Allen, is a senior at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She is the Missions and Ministries Officer for the J2 class at the nursing school and chaplain for the Baylor Student Nurses Association.

  • Elizabeth Mims, a Baylor Legacy, is a junior University Scholars major. She is a member of the Baylor Forensic Society, Baylor Anthropology Society and Alpha Delta Pi. She is very involved with K-Life and leads a small group of sixth grade girls from Midway.

2010

  • Tamanie Eller is a biology major from Lewisville, Texas. She is a sophomore and participates in Habitat for Humanity, Medical Ethics Discussion Society where she serves as vice president, and the American Medical Student Association. She also serves as a supplemental instructor for General Chemistry II.

  • Robyn Fuller, from Grand Prairie, Texas, is a junior nursing major. Her activities include the Baylor Student Nurses Association, National Pan-Hellinic Council, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She has been chosen for Theta Sigma Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

  • Megan Lopez will graduate from Midlothian High School this spring and enter Baylor as a biology major in the fall. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a section leader in band. A member of Lake Ridge Baptist Church, she volunteers for children's church and also at the Manna House of Midlothian.

  • Elizabeth Mims, a Baylor Legacy, is a freshman University Scholars major with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology. She maintains a high grade point average and has pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority this semester.

  • Laura Walters is also a Baylor Legacy and a junior in the School of Education. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Campus Crusade for Christ, Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Beta Phi and has just been initiated into Mortar Board. This summer she will work with students to improve their reading ability.

2009

  • Tamanie Eller is a biology major from Lewisville, Texas. She is a freshman and participates in Asians for Christ, the Bear Pit, Habitat for Humanity, Medical Ethics Discussion Society, and the American Medical Student Association. She also works for Waco Reads as a tutor for children while maintaining a superb grade point average.

  • Robyn Fuller from Grand Prairie, Texas, is a sophomore nursing major. Her activities include the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Student Association, and Zeta Phi Beta. She is a member of St. John Baptist Church.

  • Minsuk (Sam) Han is a junior biology major and medical humanities minor from Carrollton, Texas. He is a member of Asians for Christ, Alpha Lambda Delta, American Medical Student Association, Beta Beta Beta, the Bear Pit, Student Government and Student Senate, and belongs to Korean Disciple Baptist Church.

  • Elizabeth Mims is a National Merit Semi-Finalist who will graduate from Highland Park High School in May. In addition to many school activities, she is active in Sunday School, VBS, and mission trips at Northwest Bible Church. She is a Baylor Legacy and attended the prestigious Invitation to Excellence program.

  • Laura Walters is also a Baylor Legacy. A sophomore in the School of Education (English/Language Arts/Reading 8-12 major with a minor in recreation ministry), she is involved in Alpha Lambda Delta, Campus Crusade for Christ, Delta Delta Delta, and Gamma Beta Phi. She attends Legacy Church in Plano, Texas, her hometown.

2008

  • Jenna Bates, a junior from Lavon, is majoring in Biology/Premed, with a minor in Medical Humanities and Chemistry. She hopes to attend medical school and become a family physician. Jenna wants to do medical mission work. She hopes to use her Baylor education "to make a positive impact on the world."

  • Merinda Brooks, a freshman from Plano, is majoring in Nursing. She was in a clinical nursing program during her junior and senior years of high school. She hopes to pursue a career in missionary nursing. She says, "nursing truly is my calling and passion."

  • Johnathan Neil Coffield, a sophomore from Garland, is majoring in Choral Music Education. He plans to get a Master's of Music degree in music education and teach choral music in middle school and then pursue a Ph.D. in music and teach in college. Johathan says his goal in life is to "help my fellow man by carrying out God's Will for His glory."

  • Adrianne Craine, a sophomore from Dallas, is majoring in Psychology. She plans to attend medical school to become a pediatrician and open her own medical practice. She hopes to minister to others and help children by "blending faith and spirituality with hard work and dedication."

  • Jesse Kowalski, a junior form Waxahachie, is majoring in Health Science Studies/Pre-Physical Therapy. She has been on the dean's list for five semesters. She hopes to become a pediatric physical therapist and "be able to give children the greatest gift---their childhood."

  • Kristen Reese, a freshman from Coppell, is majoring in Elementary Education. She hopes to become an elementary school teacher and believes that her Baylor educaion will "leave her with amazing friends, a better relationship with God, and a more understanding personality" ---all keys to becoming a successful teacher.

  • Rachael L. Sisney, a freshman from Allen, is majoring in Nursing. She plans to pursue a Spanish degree after completing her nuring degree and "incorporate both my nursing and Spanish education together as a missionary nurse, volunteering hours at local international hospitals."

  • Elizabeth Solowiej, a sophomore from Rishardson, is majoring in Health Science Studies (Pre-Dental). She plans to go on to dental school and become an orthodontist and open her own practice. Planning to offer reduced costs for underprivilidged children, she hopes to "give a child this special, timeless gift"---a beautiful smile.

2007

  • Cheryl Anderson, a sophomore from Dallas, is majoring in Political Science and Sociology. She serves as a community leader for South Russell, the community Service Director for the Association for Black Students and is a member of Impact, a Christian Fellowship group. Cheryl chose her major because she is a believer in service to others.

  • Jenna Bates, a sophomore Biology/Pre-Med major and Medical Humanities minor, is from Lavon. In addition to Jenna's dream of becoming a family physician, she wants to participate in medical mission work. Jenna says, "I hope to use my Baylor education to make a positive impact on the world." Jenna is the 2007 Baylor Healthcare System Scholar.

  • Adrianne Craine, from Dallas, is a freshman Psychology major, who plans to become a pediatrician and eventually "start a practice in [her] own disadvantaged community." Adrianne works at the Student Union and in Chapel, while participating in Impact Christian Movement and serving as the committee leader of the North Russsell Academic Committee.

  • Caitlyn Herron is studying to become a high school English teacher. Caitlyn chose to become a teacher because she "loves the fulfillment that comes from investing in the lives of impressionable students." She plans to work in an inner-city high school and eventually teach in a developing nation while working with a church-planting team. Caitlyn is a junior from Dallas.

  • Rachel Johns, a sophomore Social Work major from Lewisville, leads a Jr. High Bible study and volunteers at Mission Waco, serving breakfast to homeless people and teaching life skills to participants in the supportive housing project. Rachel describes herself as "passionate about social justice and community development in Africa and developing countries."

  • Kristen Robinson is a junior Health Science Studies/Pre-Med major from Dallas. For the past four summers, Kristen has volunteered for Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Medical City of Dallas, assisting in the emergency room, day surgery, and play rooms. She would like to become a pediatrician and eventually "open a low-cost or free clinic for families who cannot afford to take their children to the doctor."

  • Elizabeth Taylor, a sophomore from Kemp, is majoring in Business Administration and Chemistry. In addition to working 35 hours a week, Elizabeth is a member of the Golden Wave Marching Band, volunteers through Mission Waco and is a youth leader at her church. Elizabeth plans to become a dentist and would like to become a missionary to Mexico.

  • Anna Beth Thurman, from Dallas, is a freshman majoring in Exercise Physiology and Nuitrition. She plans to become an Occupational Therapist. In addition to making the Dean's List, Anna Beth is a Baylor Baseball Diamond Girl and an assistant in the Reservations Office at Baylor.

2006

  • Claudia Flores is a Carrollton freshman who has chosen a major in nursing. She is vice president of Hispanic Women’s Leadership and volunteers with the Senior Center. She has two younger brothers still at home, one who is a high school senior.

  • Ryan Harper is a sophomore from Plano with a double major of business and pre-med. He volunteers at various locations, including Hillcrest Hospital, and belongs to Phi Kappa Chi, a service fraternity. His brother will be a college freshman next fall. Rayan is the Baylor Healthcare System (BHCS) scholar for 2006-07.

  • Jonathan James, a Plano freshman, is a political science major. He volunteers with Special Olympics and Adopt-a-Highway and has pledged Kappa Sigma fraternity. He played intramural football last fall and performed in “After Dark” for Parents Weekend.

  • Rachel Johns is a freshman from Lewisville. Social work is her major. She is involved with Chi’s, a service sorority, and Campus Crusade for Christ. She has volunteered with Mission Waco’s after school program. She has two brothers, one of whom also attends Baylor.

  • Saundra Lawson, a Dallas sophomore, is majoring in biology. Her twin sister attends another university, and one of her two younger brothers is a high school senior. She sings with Heavenly Voices and belongs to Association of Black Students.

  • Aleana Peoples is a freshman from Dallas, majoring in journalism. She belongs to National Association of Black Journalists, Impact, and Association of Black Students and has volunteered with Steppin’ Out and the YMCA. Her only brother is also a college student.

  • Elizabeth Taylor is a Kemp freshman with majors in business administration and pre-dent. She has taken mission trips with her church and worked with the youth council. She is a member of band and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. There is a high school senior in her family.

  • Mary Ellen Thurman, a Dallas sophomore, is majoring in biology with a pre-med emphasis. She is a member of the Honors Program and is a Baylor Scholar. She rows for the Baylor crew team and volunteers at Hillcrest Hospital. Three siblings also currently attend college or graduate school.

2005

  • DeShane Alrousan, married to Frank Alrousan, and is the mother of two elementary-aged sons. She is a Junior Nursing student from Rowlett. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is a very busy volunteer mom at her sons’ school in Rowlett. DeShane is very excited to fulfill her ambitions and become a registered nurse.

  • Colette Crumbie, is single and lives in Rockwall. She is a Junior Nursing student at Baylor. Colette is a tutor at the Oakland Literacy Council and she works at Lake Pointe Medical Center. She feels very blessed to be a nursing student at Baylor, and says that receiving the scholarship will help her achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

  • Tiffany Hsu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gung Hsu, is a graduate of Plano West High School. She graduated from high school in three years and is a Freshman Psychology major at Baylor. She works part-time for the Hillcrest Health System. Tiffany’s family is from Taiwan, and her parents must travel there frequently to care for her ill grandparents.

  • Brittany May, daughter of Ms. Mitzi May, of Plano. Brittany is a University Scholars major at Baylor. She would like to work with the government or with private companies to develop solutions to problems using economic theory and/or foreign language skills. She is concentrating her studies in the French and Arabic languages and linguistics and economics.

2004

  • Natalee Baggett, Biology/Premed

  • Frank E. Ordia, Political Science

  • Cory Schultz, Marketing/Public Administration

  • Halana Teshome, Nursing

2003

  • Benton Brown, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Brown, is a graduate of Cedar Hill High School. He is planning to graduate with Honors in the Spring of 2004 earning a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry.

  • Cory Schultz, son of Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Schultz (missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators), is a graduate of Duncanville High School. Cory is very active in BU Student Government and plans to graduate in 2005.

  • Vera Igbinigie, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Felix Igbinigie, is a graduate of Richardson High School. Vera is one of six children. She plans to graduate in 2004.

  • Brandon Marx, son of Mr. Christopher Marx of Richardson and Mrs. Alysa Marx of Dallas, is a graduate of Lake Highlands High School. He intends to successfully complete the integrated B.B.A./Master's Accounting Program and graduate in the spring of 2005.

2002

  • Julia Howard, daughter of Jackie Howard, Dallas, TX.

  • Shaneka Reese, daughter of Jessie Reese, is a graduate of Duncanville High School. Shaneka is a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society, and plans to graduate in May 2004, with a BBA.

  • Rosser Powitzky, son of Robert Powitzky and Janice Kennedy.

  • Zufan S. Gelai, daughter of Semere Ogbazgi and Rahwa Kibrom. Zufan was a mentor for Baylor Buddies in 2000-2001, and made the Dean's List in Fall 2001.

2001

  • Niki Capenter - Junior, majoring in social work. Member of Zeta Tau Alpha and Dean's List.
  • Annie Housholder - Sophomore. Member of Pi Beta Phi and walked on in track and is currently competing for Baylor.
  • Shanda Murray - Major in Spanish and Minor in International Business. Would like to pursue a career in International Relations.
  • Brittany Sandvall - Sophomore, Majoring in premed bio-informatics (utilizes computer technology for scientific research).

2000

  • Julie Gibson

  • Chantell Gonzalez

1999

  • Erin Childress, Psychology
  • Kerri Leigh Ferguson, Information Systems

1998

  • Alicia Ricamore, Finance
  • Uyen "Wynn" Diem Ngo, Anthropology
  • Angela Wood, Business Communications

1997

  • Ruth Hood, Music
  • Ann Hurlbut, Education

1996

  • Elizabeth Marshall, Music
  • Martine Fierens, French/Communication Studies

1995

  • Elizabeth Marshall, Music
  • Kelly Whitt, Nursing

1994

  • Kami Ford, Education/Health-Fitness
  • Monica Turley, Psychology/Sociology

1993

  • Tiffany Cox, Psychology/Sociology

1992

  • Melanie Ancor, Nursing
  • Dana Asay, Education

1991

  • Stacey Davis, Pre-Law/Speech
  • Melissa DeMouche, Home Economics

1990

  • Kelly Holder, Telecommunications
  • Amy Jordan, Psychology

1989

  • Melissa Lewis, Foreign Service
  • Cynthia Thomas, Secondary Education

1988

  • Laurie Harmon, Nursing
  • Noelle Woods, Music