2005-05-20 / Community

Senator Ada Smith Supports Pepperdine Students

State Senator Ada L. Smith has announced that $1 million in scholarship money has been made available for 24 prospective and current Pepperdine College students. Philanthropist and University friend Theodore J. Forstmann donated the generous gift to the University.

According to the Queens lawmaker, the 24 scholarship recipients will be comprised of 12 students from the class of 2006, as well as 12 first-year students from the incoming class of 2007. The scholarship will extend through the students to the School of public policy degree. Current students of the School of Public Policy must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater to apply. Incoming students to the School of Public Policy must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater from their undergraduate institution.

Each interested student must compose a 500-word essay describing the proper spheres of government, individual initiative, transcendent ethical principles, and free markets needed in the formulation and implementation of America public policy.

The deadline to apply is June 1st, and the chosen students will be informed of their scholarship awards in July.

“ I encourage young people in my district to review the information on the website and apply for a scholarship. It could be the beginning of a bright and prosperous future for them,” said Senator Smith.

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