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Three finance students get State Farm scholarships

June 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Three Western Michigan University finance majors have received scholarships from the State Farm Companies Foundation as part of a total $64,000 gift to WMU.

Tiauna Archibald of Benton Harbor, Mich., Cynthia Carstairs of Rochester, Mich., and Kelli McBurrows of Detroit are the first recipients of the State Farm Scholarship in Finance. They were chosen from among 25 eligible finance and financial planning majors based on their grade point averages. Preference is given to minority students for the $2,000 awards.

Archibald is the daughter of Larry Davis and Sherry Archibald. A sophomore, she is a 2001 graduate of Benton Harbor High School.

Carstairs is the daughter of Arturo Robert and Maria Graciela Carstairs. A senior, she is a graduate of Rochester High School.

McBurrows is the daughter of Carlton and Karen McBurrows. A sophomore, she is a 2001 graduate of Cass Tech High School.

The scholarships are part of a larger gift of $64,000 from State Farm, with $34,000 earmarked for support of the Haworth College of Business program in financial planning and $30,000 going to a series of scholarships to support minority students pursuing careers as teachers.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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