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April 29, 2005

Colorado student earns top scholarship to study at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nick Olson of Durango, Colo. is the recipient of the McWane Honors Award to attend Birmingham-Southern College in fall 2005.

The four-year scholarship provides full-tuition, plus an $11,000 annual stipend, and supports summer travel, internships, study abroad programs, and special projects. It is the college's top academic scholarship award.

Olson, who graduates this month from Durango High School, is the son of Michael and Catherine Olson and the grandson of Manly and Harriet Yeilding of Birmingham.

His high school honors include Academic All-State; Rotary International Recognition; and accelerated, honors, or advanced placement in all core classes.

His activities include cross-country, track, Ski Club, Junior Statesmen of America, service learning, and peer helper.

The McWane Honors Award is sponsored by the McWane Corp., a Birmingham pipe manufacturer. It is one of the most inclusive and prestigious undergraduate scholarships available at any college or university in the United States.

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church that receives consistently high rankings as one of America's best national liberal arts colleges.

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