We are excited to announce the first merit scholarship for SIB Honors students, funded by a generous gift from Honors alumnus, Mr. Oliver Bell. The Oliver J. Bell Merit Scholarship provides financial support to enrich a student's undergraduate experience, by providing opportunities to engage in activities on-campus, in the community, or through study abroad. For 2014, the IB Honors faculty selected Sophomore student Ms. Finey Ruan, as the first recipient of the Bell Scholarship. Finey will use her scholarship towards the tuition and living costs associated with study abroad at the University of Newcastle in England. Finey has been accepted at Newcastle as a third-year pre-med student and will complete a year-long program of study and research with an emphasis in Neuroscience. We look forward to welcoming Finey back to IB Honors for her Senior year in 2015.
Mr. Bell made the long trip from France to our campus in May this year and met with Finey and the recipient of the MCB Honors Bell Merit scholarship awarded Mr. Nhan Huynh. Mr. Bell was also able to meet with IB Honors faculty, reminisce with Prof. Stewart Berlocher about the 'Old Honors Program' in the basement of Harker Hall, and take a tour of the spacious future home of Honors in the soon-to-renovated Natural History Building.
IBH students travel the world, publish research papers, and do all sorts of amazing things