2015-05-26 / Front Page

Cloverdale High School Seniors Named ISU President’s Scholars


Hannah Mann Hannah Mann Graduating Cloverdale High School seniors Hannah Mann and Christopher Moghadam have received Indiana State University’s most prestigious scholarship.

Mann and Christopher are among 20 incoming students to be named President’s Scholars following a lengthy screening process that attracted applicants from throughout the country.

Mann, of Cloverdale, is the daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Mann. While in high school, she participated in 4-H, threw discus and shot put for the track and field team, and was a Hoosier Girls State delegate. Mann will be studying science education at Indiana State.

Moghadam, of Quincy, is the son of Hope Moghadam. He was a pole vaulter for the Cloverdale track and field team and was a member of the National Art Honor Society, while also working at Lou’s Diner. At Indiana State, Moghadam plans to study business administration.


Christopher Moghadam Christopher Moghadam The President’s Scholarship provides full, in-state tuition and premium housing and has a total four-year value of more than $74,000.

“One of the most enjoyable events of the academic year occurs over two weekends in late January and early February, when President Scholar finalists come to campus to compete for the University’s most prestigious award,” said John Beacon, senior vice president for enrollment management, marketing and communications. “Every candidate comes to the competition having already proven in high school to be a leader, a scholar, and community volunteer. Every candidate deserves to win, which makes the selection of only 20 from the nearly 180 who participate, all the more difficult and challenging. These are truly exceptional students in every way.”

The President’s Scholarship is just one component of Indiana State’s $12.1 million per year financial aid program that awards more than $8.5 million in merit scholarships, Beacon said.

President’s Scholars are chosen based on academic performance in high school, personal accomplishments and interviews during their campus visits.

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