Illinois State University announced students selected as Robert G. Bone Scholars for the 2022-2023 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 during an October 2 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 scholarly achievements as well as engagement and leadership in activities in the University community and beyond. Invited finalists submit a comprehensive portfolio, including several essays and statements, an academic product, and letters of recommendation. The mean grade point average of this year’s Bone Scholars is 3.96 on a 4.0 scale.
Enrique Aguirre, a managerial economics and finance major from Libertyville, Illinois
Ignacio Gamboa, a Spanish teacher education major from Lisle, Illinois
Mayra Hernandez, a biological sciences teacher education major from Aurora, Illinois
Rachel Hodson, an accounting and information systems major from St. Charles, Illinois, formerly of Burlington, Illinois
Matthew Huisman, a geology major from Chatsworth, Illinois
Alyssa Irby, a nursing major from Elmhurst, Illinois
Haley Lemp, a health promotion and education major from St. Charles, Illinois
Terrence Mayfield, an acting and theatre teacher education major from Richton Park, Illinois
Ethan Oliver, a molecular and cellular biology major from Bloomington, Illinois
Sophie Quackenbush, a politics and government major from Champaign, Illinois
Gina Russell, a music teacher education major from Minooka, Illinois
Tyrah Sexton, an accounting major from Odell, Illinois
Caroline Slowik, a history and social sciences teacher education major from Arlington Heights, Illinois
Britta Warren, a communication sciences and disorders major from Normal, Illinois