DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — Around seventy high-achieving high-school seniors attended the University of Dubuque's second annual Second Century Scholars Day on Friday, February 17, 2023, on campus.


Andalusia, IL

Steel Anderson, Morning Star Academy, Neil and Brandi Anderson

Bryant, IA

Emily Johnson, Northeast Community High School, Krista and David Johnson

Clinton, IA

Ava Friedrichsen, Northeast Community High School, Andy and Renee Friedrichsen

LeClaire, IA

Dylan Arndt, Pleasant Valley Community High School, Michelle and Allen Arndt

Milan, IL

Callie Causemaker, Rockridge High School, Joe and Keesha Causemaker

Port Byron, IL

Quinton Herrick, Riverdale High School, Kelly Maxey and Michael Herrick

Rock Island, IL

Riley Hawotte, Rock Island High School, Karla and Brian Hawotte

Amelia Murga-Baker, Alleman High School, Melissa and Bryan Baker

Walcott, IA

Halee Clare, West High School, Patricia and Joshua Clare

Supported by generous investors, the Second Century Scholars program awards four renewable full-tuition scholarships and several one-time Distinguished Scholar awards to incoming first-year students who show a wide-ranging curiosity about their world, a strong capacity for self-discipline, and a passion for academic excellence in service to their communities.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students were required to participate in the Second Century Scholars Day. They completed a series of interviews and a writing exercise, learned about UD's Scholar-Leader Honors Program through an informational session, met with UD faculty and students, and attended a dinner where they were recognized for their academic accomplishments.

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