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Lindquist named MTU Leading Scholar finalist

HOUGHTON, MI — High School senior Ellen Lindquist, of Glenwood City is one of 41 Michigan Technological University Leading Scholar finalists chosen from more than 1,000 applicants for the 2016-17 academic year. Lindquist attends Glenwood City High School.

The talented academic achievers visited the Michigan Tech campus in Houghton for the final judging round for the highly competitive awards in early December. There, they met with faculty and administration, competed in leadership tasks and toured the Keweenaw Peninsula campus.

Leading Scholar awards, which will be announced by January 2016, include three full-ride scholarship winners from Michigan. They’ll receive full tuition, plus room and board and $1,000 toward fees and expenses. Three out-of-state residents will also receive full tuition.

All of the finalists are already winners. The Michigan finalists will receive $8,000 annual Presidential Leading Scholarships. Non-resident student finalists have earned a $17,000 annual scholarship.

This year’s essay question was open-ended. Students were asked to both create and answer a question that makes people think and inspires action.

More information on the program at