Education briefs — 4.4.12

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Submitted to the Spencer Magnet

Oder awarded Eastern Kentucky University Regents Scholarship
Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students already have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
Merritt Oder, a Spencer County High School student, was awarded a Regents Scholarship.
Students who qualify for merit-based scholarships have until May 1 to accept them, Morris said. (Additional scholarship recipients will be announced later.)
The Excellence Award, Founders Award, Regents Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship and Merit Scholarship are for incoming freshmen. The Colonel, Colonel Plus, Maroon and Maroon Plus scholarships are for incoming transfer students.
For more information about all the scholarships available to EKU students, visit scholarships.eku.edu or call the university’s Scholarship Office at 859-622-8032

Kehrli earns master’s degree
Rebecca Kehrli of Taylorsville received a Master of Arts degree in mathematics education from Western Governors University.
WGU is an online, nonprofit university, and this year celebrated the graduation of more than 2,600 students — the university’s largest class ever.

Gettinger named to Berea dean’s list
Anna M. Gettinger of Taylorsville has been named to the Fall 2011 dean’s list at Berea College.
A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.
Berea College is a non-denominational, comprehensive college that offers bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors, including arts and sciences and select professional programs, as well as independent majors designed by students to mirror approved majors at other colleges.  Every student receives a tuition scholarship for cost of education and works at least 10 hours a week to pay living expenses.