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Distinguished Scholar Awards

Distinguished Scholar awards are given to seven incoming freshmen each year. Recipients of this $10,000 award must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and a minimum ACT score of 30 or minimum SAT score of 1320. As part of the selection process, each applicant is also asked to write an essay. The awards are renewable for an additional three consecutive years if the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. This year’s group is unusual in that all are men, and all but one are majoring in engineering.


Daniel Baas

Dakota Christian High School Corsica, South Dakota


Jason Friend

Sunnyside Christian High School Zillah, Washington


Michael Gorter

Unity Christian High School Sioux Center, Iowa

Business Administration

Joshua Pearson

Atwater Cosmos Grove City High School

Grove City, Minnesota


William Sorensen

Home schooled

Cologne, Minnesota


Nicholas Van Ee

Central Wisconsin Christian High School

Fox Lake, Wisconsin


Nathanael Vruwink

Unity Christian High School Hudsonville, Michigan