Seven high school graduates, including two international students, have been named winners of the prestigious University Scholarships at Duke University.
This year’s recipients include Ryan Christopher Meingasner of Loxahatchee, a graduate of Seminole Ridge High School. He is the son of Monique and Thomas Meingasner.
The University Scholars Program was created in 1998 with a gift from Duke alumna Melinda French Gates and her husband Bill Gates, through the William H. Gates Foundation. The program is designed to stimulate an interdisciplinary, intergenerational community of scholars.
The full value of each scholarship is estimated to be more than $220,000 over four years and covers full tuition, room, board and mandatory fees. The award is given to financially deserving students who represent a range of personal and intellectual backgrounds and share an excitement for original research, collaborative thinking and innovative scholarship.
For more information about the incoming class of university scholars, visit the scholarship’s web site at www.usp.duke.edu.