HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 19, 2010 – High Point University has awarded the Keller Scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year to Morgan Falls of Lakewood, Colo., and Alison Parker, of Raleigh, N.C. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller.
Falls is a freshman majoring in international business; Parker is a freshman majoring in chemistry.
The Keller Scholarships are open to entering freshmen in all majors who have been accepted and are invited to participate in the Presidential Scholarship program. Students who would typically qualify for a full-tuition University Fellowship are invited to interview and compete for a Keller Scholarship. Two freshmen are chosen from this group and awarded prestigious Keller Scholarships, which are renewable annually as long as the students maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
Tom Keller was a creative genius in furniture design and was the first furniture designer in the United States to embrace C.A.D. (computer assisted design) technology in creating and designing furniture.
Other students who have earned the Keller Scholarship in recent years are: Amy Reynal, an athletic training major from Middleton, Md., who received the scholarship in 2007; Travis Woolen, a biology major from Kernersville, N.C., who received the scholarship in 2007; Jessie Karriker Meriwether, a nonprofit management major from Swannanoa, N.C., who received the scholarship in 2008; and Mary Funke, a chemistry major from Perrysburg, Ohio, who received the scholarship in 2009.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.
Vice President for Administration