East High student wins WSU’s McGregor scholarship

04/01/2013 4:21 PM

04/01/2013 4:23 PM

A senior from East High School in Wichita is the winner of Wichita State University’s Lenora M. McGregor Endowed Scholarship, university officials announced Monday.

Thong Huy (Tom) Tran, a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at East, will be awarded $26,000 over four years for the scholarship.

The McGregor scholarship, established in 1963, supports an incoming first-year student who has demonstrated academic excellence, has an academic vision for the future, and who expresses an interest in advancing knowledge through individual learning.

Tran will participate in WSU’s Emory Lindquist Honors Program, which supports highly motivated and academically talented undergraduate students through honors-level coursework and faculty mentoring.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.7 and an ACT score of at least 27.

Tran, the son of Hoai Tran and Van Nguyen, plans to major in aerospace engineering with a minor in physics.

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