FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Two Birmingham-Southern
College students and a recent graduate have been selected by the
national Rotary Foundation to receive its 2002-03 Rotary Scholarship
for overseas cultural study.
Jennifer Compton of Gardendale was awarded
a Multi-Year Rotary Scholarship for two to three years of post-graduate
study. Evan Milligan of Montgomery and Matt Parrish of Geraldine
each received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for one year of
The Rotary Scholarships are sponsored by
the Birmingham chapter of the national Rotary Club based on proposals
and study plans students present to a scholarship committee. The
scholarships, which reach up to $23,000, are not applicable toward
an academic degree, but are intended to further international understanding
and friendly relations among people of different countries. The
recipients will receive their overseas assignments in October.
Upon return to the United States, each Rotary
Scholarship recipient will speak at Rotary Club gatherings to share
their overseas experiences.
Compton, a senior psychology /pre-engineering
major, is the daughter of Alfred and Judy Compton. Her college activities
and honors include Resident Advisor, President's Student Advisory
Council, McWane Scholar, Diversity Task Force, Peer Advisor, and
Mortar Board. Milligan, a senior religion major, is the son of William
Milligan and Claire Sams-Milligan. His collegiate interests and
activities include Gospel Choir, Administrative Intern for the President's
Office, Dean's List, Resident Advisor, and Intervarsity Christian
Parrish received his bachelor's degree in
political science from BSC in May 2002. His campus affiliations
and honors included Resident Advisor, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Phi Beta
Kappa, Mortar Board, President's Student Service Organization, and
Student Government Assocation. He is the son of James Parrish.
The Rotary Foundation offers three types
of scholarships: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships for one year
of post-graduate and cultural study, Rotary Cultural Scholarships
for three months of overseas study, and Multi-Year Rotary Scholarships
for two or more years of international study and exchange.
Since Birmingham-Southern began participating
in the program in 1990, 25 BSC students have been awarded Rotary