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College of Business student named Bone Scholar

Congratulations to Jason Hufendick, a business administration/general finance major from Jacksonville, who has been chosen a Robert G. Bone Scholar for the 2013-2014 school year. Fourteen students at Illinois State University have been chosen as new Bone Scholars. The announcement was made by Kim Pereira, director of the Honors Program.

The Bone Scholarship, the highest university-wide honor given to undergraduate students, includes a monetary award from the Bone Scholarship endowment. Pictures of the recipients are displayed in the Bone Student Center and their names are engraved on a plaque displayed permanently there. The 14 new scholars will be introduced to university administrators, the selection committee, and current and alumni Bone Scholars during a September 8 luncheon. They will also be recognized at the University’s Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Robert G. Bone, president of Illinois State University from 1956–1967. Bone Scholars are selected through a rigorous campuswide competition on the basis of their scholarly achievements and their engagement and leadership in activities in the University community and beyond.

Invited finalists submit a comprehensive portfolio including several essays and statements, a project, and five letters of recommendation. The mean grade point average of this year’s Bone Scholars is 3.92 on a 4.0 scale.

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