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Brandy Balkenbusch Receives George I. Alden Scholarship


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Monday, April 23rd, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their 53rd annual Honors Day Awards Ceremony to honor the students, staff, and faculty for their accomplishments throughout the year.

One of the honored students was Brandy Balkenbusch (Pocahontas, IL) who received a George I. Alden Endowed Scholarship. She was one of two students to receive a full tuition scholarship.

The George I. Alden Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 1981 by the George I. Alden Trust, provides one-half tuition scholarships for six students and full tuition scholarships for two students; all of who must be majoring in scientific areas.

Brandy, who is working on her major in biology with a minor in chemistry, was also recognized for High Honor for maintaining a minimum 3.85 cumulative grade point average.

She was also named to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. In order to be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Students who have transferred to the University have a different set of rules depending on G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

In addition, Balkenbusch was also named to the Who’s Who in American Universities and College. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.