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MOUNT VERNON -- The Ohio State Alumni Club of Knox County has awarded $23,000 in scholarships for the year 2019-20.

This year the club has awarded a renewable scholarship to a top freshman student. The award is named the “Big 10 Scholarship” and the recipient will receive $10,000 over four years.

Sarah Lord of Mount Vernon is this year's top recipient. She is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and the daughter of Stephanie Lord. She will pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

Other freshman recipients are Jonathan Crow, Heath Myers, Sean Magers, and Garrett Carroll.

Currently enrolled students who are recipients are Lauren Keaton, Milan Pozderac, Gabriel Coffing, Mary Harris, and Rebecca McCarty.

Crow, of Mount Vernon, is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and the son of David and Robyn Crow. He will major in mechanical engineering.

Myers, of Centerburg and a graduate of Centerburg High School, is the son of David and April Myers. He will major in engineering.

Magers, of Howard, is a graduate of East Knox High School and the son of Dan and Anna-Marie Magers. He will major in agronomy.

Carroll, of Bellville, is a graduate of the Knox County Career Center and the son of Thomas and Karen Carroll. He will major in turf grass management.

Keaton, of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore majoring in medicine.

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Pozderac, of Mount Vernon, is a senior majoring in agricultural education.

Coffing, of Centerburg, is a junior majoring in psychology and economics.

Harris, of Mount Vernon, is a sophomore in pre-med.

McCarty, of St. Louisville, is a junior majoring in agricultural education.

The scholarships are merit-based and awarded annually to entering students and current students. Applications are taken in January. The club has a long history of assisting students, contact the club through its website at www.osuknoxalumni.com for more information.