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New Scholars 2017-2018

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored ­­four incoming students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship. Each Dedman Scholar will receive an award of $25,000 per year, plus funding for study abroad, and additional support for unpaid internships and thesis research. Dedman Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and accomplishments.

WCWilliam Clough
Fairway, KS

Major/interest: LAH/International Relations & Global Studies
Activities: Editor of the School Newspaper, Captain of the Varsity Cross-Country Track Team, Volunteer with local youth groups
Awards: National Merit Scholar, Presidential Service Gold Award Winner, member of multiple honor societies



MDMilena Djordjevic-Kisacanin
Plano, TX

Major/interest: LAH/Interdisciplinary studies
Activities: Founder of Math & Science club for local youth; Volunteer Teaching Assistant at UT-Dallas AwesomeMath Summer Camps; published research on image rectification
Awards: National Merit Scholar & AP Award; First Place in Texas State Science Fair (Mathematics); numerous state and regional achievement awards for math and science



SFSara Flinn
Austin, TX

Major/interest: Plan II/Psychology
Activities: Speech & Debate; Model UN; Fundraising and sponsorship intern a for local non-profit; Volunteer with Special Olympics and local community center; Krav Maga student
Awards: Valedictorian (Lake Travis High School); National Merit Scholar; Outstanding Model UN Delegate Award; numerous district-level UIL writing awards



SHSelome Hailu
Austin, TX (Round Rock High School)

Major/interest: LAH/English
Activities: Theatre & Music; President of the Thespian Society; Freelance Graphic Designer; Volunteer at local library and retirement center; holds first-degree black belt in karate
Awards: National Merit Scholar; Superior ratings at state visual art competitions; graphic design awards; numerous thespian awards at the local and state level; UIL and academic awards