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May 16, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU biology major receives Puntureri Memorial Scholarship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa - Samuel Lotz, a Slippery Rock University biology major from Prospect, has been named the recipient of the $1,000 Joseph S. and Eva Puntureri Memorial Science Scholarship.

The Interstate Chemical Co., Inc., located in West Middlesex, established the scholarship at SRU.

The annual scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior SRU student majoring in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or environmental health and safety, with a 3.25 or higher grade point average.

Applicants are also required to show potential for success in their chosen field, financial need and provide an essay related to the topic "How My University Education Will Be Beneficial in Pursuing My Career."

Applications for next year’s scholarship are due by March 15 to SRU’s Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.