Five students awarded Beecken Scholarships
Five Sewanee students, Alexis Blair, Andrew Carey, Prashanta Kharel, Peter Sidrys, and Cyrus Wittig, have been awarded Beecken Scholarships for 2012.
The scholarships, administered by the Babson Center for Global Commerce, provide as much as 75 percent of program costs for Sewanee students to attend approved summer bridge programs at some of the top business schools in the country. The value of the awards can run as high as $7,500, depending on the overall cost of the program selected.
Bridge programs are designed to give liberal arts students a head start on acquiring specific business-related skills, including strategic thinking, marketing, principles of management and organizational development, team-building, business communications, accounting, and finance.
Eligible bridge programs are the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, the Summer Institute for General Management at Stanford Business School, and the BASE Summer Program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Blair, C’12, is an English and economics major from Phoenix, MD. She has been the business manager for The Sewanee Purple since 2008, and she is co-chair of the Senior Gift Committee. She will attend the Stanford Summer Institute.
Carey, C’13, is a natural resources major from Jacksonville, FL. He is a member of the Sewanee Fire Department, convenor of the Inter-Fraternity Council, and a member of the University’s Natural Resources Advisory Committee. He will attend the Tuck Business Bridge Program.
Kharel, C’12, is a physics and mathematics major from New York, NY. He is also completing a BS in applied physics at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He served as a student senator in the Sewanee Student Government. He will attend the Tuck Business Bridge Program.
Sidrys, C’13, is a history major from Cookeville, TN. He is a residential hall proctor and a sprinter and pole vaulter on the University’s track and field team. He will attend the BASE Summer Program.
Wittig, C’14, is an economics major from Topeka, KS. He is a quarterback for the Sewanee Tigers and was honored by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for academic achievement in 2010 and 2011. He will attend the Tuck Business Bridge Program.