O'Connor named fellowship recipient Carolyn O'Connor, a 1999 graduate of Vermillion High School, has been selected as a 1999 recipient of the Buena Vista University School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Dean's Fellowship award. This is the highest honor offered in the BVU School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion.
O'Connor, daughter of William and Paula O'Connor, Burbank, is among a select few high school seniors to win this award and scholarship. The requirements for this honor are a minimum ACT composite score of 26 or a ranking in the top 10 percent of their senior class. The School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Dean's Fellowship at BVU recognizes and rewards high school seniors who have proven themselves to be academic leaders.
Recipients of the School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Dean's Fellowship will participate in a freshman seminar program taught by professors who received the prestigious George Wythe Award for Teaching Excellence, and will receive financial assistance for a January Interim trip to Washington, D.C. They will also receive the opportunity to work as an academic assistant to a BVU faculty member and participate in internships in their chosen career fields.
O'Connor competed for the award by completing a scholarship application and interviewing with a Buena Vista University faculty member. She will be presented with a BVU School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Dean's Fellowship plaque on the day of her high school awards ceremony.