HIGH POINT, N.C., May 4, 2009 – High Point University has awarded Keller Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to Mary Funke of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kristin Qualters of La Plata, Md. The Keller Scholarship is an endowed scholarship provided by Rosemary Keller in honor of her husband, furniture designer Tom Keller.
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.
“High Point University is extremely grateful to the Keller family for their generosity and love of our academy,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “We are thrilled to be able to attract top academic students from all over America and the world and give the very best our top award, the prestigious Keller Scholarship.”
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.
“Tom’s ability to sketch and to conceptualize, in synchronic rhythm between the conceptions of his mind and the sketching of his right hand, was a rare gift,” states close friend and HPU Dean of the Chapel Dr. Hal Warlick.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. 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 . Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336firstname.lastname@example.org