2008
Three students receive Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarships

Three students receive Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarships
January 23, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Three Benedictine University students were awarded Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarships during the 13th Annual King Breakfast celebrated January 21 in the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The breakfast is one of the largest events of its kind in the country celebrating King’s legacy and diversity in general. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to fund student scholarships. The King scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria including scholarship and community service. Awarded a King scholarship was Stephanie Jean Brasie (Elmhurst, Ill., York Community High School), the daughter of William and Jean Brasie of Elmhurst. Brasie is a junior majoring in Special Education. Also awarded a King scholarship was Rosa Elena Sanchez (Plainfield, Ill., Plainfield South High School), the daughter of Rosa and Antonio Sanchez of Plainfield. Sanchez is a junior majoring in Sociology. Also awarded a King scholarship was Ericka Estelle Sanders (Chicago, Ill., Bogan High School), the daughter of Tom and Delores Sanders of Chicago. Sanders is a senior majoring in Biology.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.