Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

July 22, 2014 ASHLAND, Ohio – Madison Paige Wright, an Ashland University junior from Lakewood, Ohio, was named one of 35 students nationwide who will receive the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.

Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, made the announcement of the $1,000 scholarship that Wright will receive.

“For the 2014 competition, the national selection committee reviewed more than 85 strong applicants,” Huffman said. “This year’s applicant pool was extremely strong, and selecting 35 winners from such a large group of outstanding students, was, as always, a challenge.”

Wright is a triple major in Public Relations, Strategic, and Health and Risk Communication and also minors in History at Ashland University. She is in the Ashbrook Scholars Program and also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Earlier this year, the Ashland Chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society named Wright the outstanding sophomore of the year.

Wright is the daughter of Fredrick and Cheryl Wright of Lakewood.

The Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past national president of Alpha Lambda Delta. Trow is the former vice president for Student Services at Oregon State University. She served National Alpha Lambda Delta as a district adviser from 1974 to 1979, as national secretary from 1979 to 1983, as president-elect from 1984 to 1985, and as national president from 1985 to 1988.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###