SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University is proud to announce that Chelby Lambert of Le Mars, Iowa, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the University’s $10,000 Community College Graduate Scholarship.
The Community College Graduate Scholarship applicants were considered based on these criteria: completion of an associate’s degree, cumulative GPA, essay responses, letters of recommendation and in-person interviews. The goal was to understand how the student would use the financial aid to pursue academic interests that not only influenced long-term goals, but also supported the anticipated learning outcomes being pursued specifically at Briar Cliff.
“The scholarship committee was very impressed by Chelby Lambert,” said Sharon Messerschmidt, Briar Cliff University Admission’s Counselor. “She met all basic criteria, but even more than that, her desire and commitment to succeed academically and professionally shone through.”
Lambert is a 2014 graduate of Western Iowa Tech Community College. She will begin taking classes at Briar Cliff University this fall with an intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology. In the future, Lambert intends to pursue a career in laboratory science and research. The Community College Graduate Scholarship is providing Lambert the financial support needed to achieve these goals education and career goals.
“This achievement will allow me to accomplish my goals in school; it leaves me with many different opportunities,” said Lambert. “Also, this award proves I can do anything I set my mind to. Hard work really does pay off!”
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 9 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. The university recognizes the important role scholarships and financial aid play in higher education. For information about Briar Cliff scholarships, visit the financial aid page or contact the Office of Admissions at 279-5200.