Illinois State University has selected 14 students as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Bone Scholarship, the highest university-wide honor given to undergraduate students, includes a monetary award from the Bone Scholarship endowment. Recipients of the award will be featured in a display at the Bone Student Center. The 14 new Scholars will be introduced to university administrators, the selection committee, and to current and alumni Bone Scholars during a September 26th luncheon.
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 campus-wide competition based on 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 letters of recommendation. The mean grade point average of this year’s Bone Scholars is 3.97 on a 4.0 scale.
The new Bone Scholars are:
Hannah Alperstein, Buffalo Grove, physics education
Kaitlyn Blake, New Lenox, English education, Spanish
Hannah Johnson, Bloomington, nursing
Savanah Kinney, Normal, engineering technology
Aidan Krieger, Springfield, geology
Xavier Lee, Lake In The Hills, history – social sciences education
Luke Madden, Carol Stream, chemistry education
Tenaya Muhammad, McDonough, Georgia, sociology
Kayla Sallenger, Chatham, marketing
Sara Schelinski, New Lenox, environmental systems science and sustainability
Dylan Toth, Schaumburg, family and consumer science education, political science
Anna Tulley, Normal, anthropology, history
Beth Warden, Beardstown, mathematics education
Logan Ziegler, Burlington, Iowa, molecular and cellular biology