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Mae Nelson Scholarship

 The Mae Nelson Scholarship is awarded to a full-time female student who has demonstrated an interest in public affairs and public service and has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA. Please refer to the College of Liberal Arts for further information.


VaughnRebecca Vaughn, from Herrin, IL is majoring in anthropology with a minor in sociology and received the 2015 Mae Nelson Scholarship. She’s most interested in, and hopes to one day study, various internet subcultures and how they interact with and change society. After graduating, she plans on joining the AmeriCorps and then continuing on to graduate school while dedicating some small ​time to traveling. This photo is from her Spring Break backpacking trip to Athens.