College briefs

Renner named Ashbrook Scholar

ASHLAND — Hannah Renner, a recent graduate of Piqua High School, has been selected to be an Ashbrook Scholar, according to the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. The top-rated academic program, which focuses on U.S. government and history, includes a minimum $2,000 annual scholarship, renewable each year based on merit. Many Ashbrook Scholars receive additional financial assistance far in excess of that.

The Ashbrook Scholar program is an honors program for undergraduates studying political science or history at Ashland University. The program is administered by the Ashbrook Center, a university-affiliated nonprofit organization that provides rigorous educational programs for both college students and high school civics, government and U.S. history teachers.

“The Ashbrook Scholar program is a highly competitive program for top students interested in civic leadership,” said Roger Beckett, the Ashbrook Center’s executive director. “The application process is significantly more rigorous than the average college entrance process because we’re looking only for the most serious and motivated students.”

While obtaining a traditional liberal arts education from the university, Ashbrook Scholars also engage in private conversations with distinguished visiting scholars and public figures, take part in seminars taught using the Socratic method, participate in internships tailored to their interests, and write, present, and defend a Statesmanship Thesis.

Ingle earns academic award

OXFORD — Miami University RedHawk Jennifer Ingle has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association academic team. Miami was one of only 131 NCAA Division I teams to earn the award.

Ingle is earning a master of Gerontological Studies majoring in Gerontological Studies. She is from Ludlow Falls.

The RedHawks had a team GPA of 3.34 for the 2015-16 school year to qualify.

Belmont names dean’s list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The following local students achieved the dean’s list at Belmont University for the summer 2016 session. Eligibility for the summer session is based on a minimum nine-hour load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Claudia Barhorst of Tipp City and John Longenecker of Covington were named to the list.