n Benzie Central High School junior Majida Halaweh was awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Joyce Ivy Foundation to attend a pre-college program this summer. Halaweh chose Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., which awarded her an additional $4,000.
n Northern Michigan University, Marquette, announced the area students who have received the Heart and Soul Award from Michigan Campus Compact for their dedication and commitment to community service. They are Rozemary Howard, of Gaylord, Alanna Toro, of Lake Leelanau, and Rachel Gruler, of Petoskey.
n MSU Honors College announced Mykala Ford, Traverse City West Senior High School graduate, won a Boren Scholarship to study language abroad. Ford is planning to study Arabic in Morocco for the summer and 2014-15 academic year and wants to be a foreign service officer for the federal government after graduation.
n Traverse City native, Makenzie Tremp, graduate of Grand Valley State University, was recently accepted to the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
n Columbia College Chicago named Lee Anderson, of Williamsburg, to the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2013.
n The following area students graduated from Ferris State University for semester ending December 2013: Katherine Stiffler, of Alanson; Analise Hanson, Jordon Nevarez, of Bellaire; Richard Love, of Beulah; Jessica Brogan, of Brethren; Terry Baldwin, Michelle Ellison, Derek Larrance, Rebecca Lucas, Mark Mckeown, Ashley Osowski, Craig Peters, Andrea Wood, of Cadillac; Kyle Shearer, of Charlevoix; Gerald Spray, of Cheboygan; Theodore Lowry, of Copemish; Darryl Bingham, of East Jordan; Kelly Baker, of Elberta; Michael Strange, of Ellsworth; Rosa Hernandez, of Fife Lake; Max Banktson, Allison Webber, of Frankfort; Magdalena Stewart, of Glen Arbor; Patricia Priest, Shauna Stickney, of Honor; Todd Elsenheimer, Nolan Reicha, of Interlochen; Tasha Covell, Sarah Eipperle, Drew Griswold, of Kaleva; Jon Groesser, Jody Hawkins, Holly Hinds, of Kalkaska; Michelle Clous, Andrew Overheul, John Schaub, Nikki Zolikoff-March, of Kingsley; Whitney Ayers, Jeremy Plamondon, Travis Stricker, of Lake Ann; Brent Urbanavage, of Lake City; Trenton Boeve, Morgan Vandervlucht, of McBain; Molly Mostek, of Mancelona; Karilyn Bufka, Jamie Cameron, Tyler Close, Rebecca Feil, Shane Linke, of Manistee; Bethany Nichols-LaFave, Michelle Schmidt, of Manton; Tyler Lukasiak, of Maple City; Kevin Kimble, Ryan Lorenz, Kyle Runyon, William Walker, of Mesick; Michael Tennant, of Onekama; Michael Baldwin, Ryan Brummeler, Joshua Greenwell, of Petoskey; Maxwell Evans, Nicholas Kurek, of Suttons Bay; Sandra Chase, Nicholas Comai, Tobias Gavaldon, Brianna Hall, Damon Herman, Briana Mitchell, Charles Neihardt, Margaret Siler, Erin Brewer, Jamie Churchill, Mark Keskes, Alicia McCurdy, Geoffrey Reddy, Janice Schmuckal, Ben Zenner, Christina Anderson, Melisa Carter, Jonathan Madrigal, William Mazurek, Angela Morseau, Aimee Nye, Maryscott O’connor, Gregory Sinkule, Shane Smith, Natalie Terrell, Angela Garrey, of Traverse City; Dylan Helferich, of Williamsburg.