Rydell awarded $2,500 scholarship Discover¨ Card is awarding more than $1 million in scholarships to high school juniors as part of the Discover Card Tribute Award¨ Scholarship program. This year marks the 13th year of the Tribute Awards program.
Michelle Rydell, Vermillion, is a recipient of a $2,500 scholarship.
Since its inception in 1991, the Discover Card Tribute Award program has awarded more than $11 million in scholarships to over 4,800 students nationwide. Given in cooperation with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), scholarships are awarded to high school juniors who have demonstrated excellence in many areas of their lives � not just academics.
This year, winners were selected from a pool of over 4,500 applicants. While students must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average to qualify, they must also demonstrate accomplishments in three areas including special talents, leadership, and community service, while successfully overcoming a roadblock or challenge.