Environmental Science Major Received Ferguson Scholarship

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Westminster College junior environmental science major Hilary Stenger received the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship for excellence in environmental science.

The award was presented by the Bartramian Audubon Society at its monthly meeting May 14 at Jennings Environmental Education Center.

The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in environmental science who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of environmental science and education.

"Hilary was chosen for this award for her outstanding academic record and engagement in environmental projects," said Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry and chair of environmental programs.  "We thank Helen Ferguson and the Bartramian Audubon Society for their generous support of Westminster College environmental science students."

Boylan attended the award presentation and introduced Stenger, who is a daughter of William and Michele Stenger of Mantua, Ohio, and a graduate of Crestwood High School.

Contact Boylan at (724) 946-6293 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Hilary Stenger and Helen Ferguson