Two prospective students awarded Bentley Scholarship

June 19, 1995
Contact: Bernie DeGroat bernied@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR— Stefanie A. Miller of Midland and Kavita S. Warrier of Detroit will receive the Bentley Scholarship, the University of Michigan’s most prestigious award for undergraduates.

The Alvin M. and Arvella D. Bentley Scholarships recognize recipients as among the most outstanding Michigan residents to apply to the U-M. The awards, for four years of undergraduate study, cover tuition, fees, room and board, and provide a book allowance.

Miller, who graduated from Midland Dow High School with a 4.0 grade point average, plans to major in biology at the U-M.

While in high school, she spent more than 20 hours a week engaged in independent reading and research outside of class, as well as working at least 30 hours each week. She also won numerous academic awards in science, writing and forensics.

In addition, Miller was a member of the drama club, took part in cross country, track and basketball, and taught safety procedures to children at the American Red Cross.

Warrier ranked first in her high school class, graduating from Dearborn Divine Child High School with a 4.0 grade point average. She plans to study science, math and social studies and would like to become a physician.

As president of her school science club, Warrier competed in the Odyssey of the Mind and Chemistry Olympiad. She also presided over the Model United Nations team, competed in forensics at the national level, and was a member of the math club, ski club and Students Against Drunk Driving.

In addition, Warrier volunteered regularly at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, blood drives and nursing homes.

Established in 1983 by the Bentley Foundation of Owosso, the Bentley Scholarships continue the Bentley family’s tradition of supporting educational excellence by providing scholarship assistance to Michigan students.

Alvin M. Bentley, a 1940 U-M graduate, spent most of his life in public service to the nation and to the state of Michigan. He devoted the early part of his career to the U.S. diplomatic corps, served four terms in Congress, and was a member of the U-M Board of Regents from 1966 until his death in 1969. The Bentley Historical Library at U-M was completed in 1972 with a gift from the Bentley family.

The Bentley Scholarships program awards two new scholarships each year, maintaining eight Bentley scholars in any one year.

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