Submitted by the University of Saint-Martin
S.Aint Martin’s University has named Dylan De Baldo, Kaylee Florek and Leticia Sosa as recipients of the Trustee Fellowship 2021, one of the university’s most prestigious awards. Each year, three scholarships are awarded to outstanding transfer students, exemplifying the university’s commitment to academic excellence, community service, and the Benedictine values that form the foundation of the St. Martin’s community.
“These three students have intrigued the scholarship committee with their achievements in their respective academic studies, but also demonstrated that they are people of great integrity, commitment and perseverance,” said John Langston, Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor. “Dylan, Kaylee and Leticia are amazing people and we are excited to see how Saint Martin’s can help them continue to be successful.”
Trustee Scholarships are reserved for students who are moving to Saint Martin’s from another college and who have completed or are completing their associate degree with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Each Trustee Scholar receives a US $ 32,000 scholarship that is split over four semesters of study.
De Baldo from Vancouver, Washington, is studying business administration at Clark College. He hopes to work with a company after graduation and make a difference in the community. De Baldo said, “I am very excited to join Saint Martin’s University this August and be part of a positive and close-knit community.” He will join our Saint Martin football team this fall, hoping to make a contribution in the near future.
Florek, of Castle Rock, is an accounting major at Lower Columbia Community College. She also has plans to get involved in student administration, something she was involved in during her time at Lower Columbia College, and is excited to be part of such a welcoming community. After graduating from Saint Martin’s, Florek plans to work on her CPA license.
Sosa, of Shelton, is studying environmental science at South Puget Sound Community College, where she received her Associate of Arts degree with 3.5 GPA. At Saint Martin’s, she hopes to be an active member of the environmental clubs on campus and educate others about helpful ways to protect the environment. Sosa will join her sister, who will also be starting a freshman at Saint Martin’s this fall. Sosa said, “I look forward to training in a personal classroom surrounded by students as COVID-19 has changed so many things for me and the way I learn.”