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Grace Brubaker inducted into MVNU Scholars Fellowship

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has awarded Grace Brubaker with the MVNU Scholars Fellowship Scholarship for 2017. Brubaker is a freshman Environmental Biology major from Newark, Ohio.

“I am most excited about being able to further my education at a university that I am already familiar with and at home in. I am thrilled that I will be able to study what I love at a place that is so devoted to God and the community. It means so much to me that I will be able to delve deeper into such a diverse and interesting campus community while learning more about my God-given interests and growing in my faith,” Brubaker said.

MVNU created the USF scholarship offering an incoming freshman with a 3.5-plus GPA and a 33-plus ACT score a full-tuition scholarship redeemable for up to five years. The award also includes acceptance into the Honors Program. Grace was selected as the recipient after participating in the University Scholars Fellowship Interview Day during the 2016-17 academic school year. The interview was held on campus before panelists who would go on to select the award recipient. All participants were awarded acceptance into the Honors Program.

Brubaker, daughter of John and Carol Brubaker, graduated from Utica High School in spring of 2017 where she was named Valedictorian and Best of Class Honoree. She also received a 30-plus ACT Award 2016 and Honors Diploma 2017. In high school, she played in marching band, concert band, pep band, and the Licking County 4-H Band. She also participated in quiz bowl, track and field, and science club.

Upon graduation, Brubaker received the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award, Harold W. Smith Family Fund Scholarship, Larry G. and Geraldine D. Markston Scholarship, Brinkerhoff Award, F. Richard and Ina Health Scholarship, and the John “Corky” McLeish Memorial Scholarship. She was also a National Honor Member since 2015.

When asked about future plans, Brubaker said she hopes to become a plant pathologist or work in forest ecology.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 28 states and 17 countries/U.S. territories.