Melvin R. Arnold Scholarships awarded
Jamestown College has awarded the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship to three high school seniors.
Julia Peterson, Makoti, N.D.; Cole Praus, Breckenridge, Minn.; and Trisha Sem, Ambrose, N.D., were selected from students participating in an on-campus interview and examination process in February. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 over four years.
Peterson is the daughter of Richard and Denise Peterson. She plans to major in mathematics education at Jamestown College and sing in choir. At North Shore High School, she has been active in Math Club, Computer Club, Science Club, choir, Close-Up, annual staff, theatre, cheerleading and basketball, as well as 4-H and youth group. She was a North Dakota Girls State delegate.
Praus is the son of Tara and Glenn Klostreich. He plans to major in pre-physical therapy at Jamestown College and play football for the Jimmies. At Breckenridge High School, he has been active in football, wrestling, track and choir, as well as Breckenridge-Wahpeton Interact Rotary, youth group, and volunteer coaching and tutoring.
Sem, the daughter of Scott and Tamara Sem, plans to major in biochemistry/pre-chiropractic. At Divide County High School, she has been active in band, choir, volleyball, basketball, track, rodeo, FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, 4-H and National Honor Society.
Recipients of the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship must major in either biochemistry or chemistry at Jamestown College, or minor in chemistry along with a major in biology, mathematics or a pre-professional science area.
Melvin R. Arnold, a 1938 graduate of Jamestown College, spent his career as an international consultant in catalysis and synthetic fuels. He expressed pride in all Jamestown College students and was a significant donor to the College, establishing an annual chemistry scholarship in 1982. Through his estate, the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship was established, with the first awards taking place during the 1997-98 academic year.