Montana State University

Kormanik wins national scholarship from first-year honorary

July 13, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Nicholas Kormanik of Conner has won a $1,000 scholarship from a national honor society recognizing his academic excellence at Montana State University.

Kormanik, who will be a junior in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering, was one of 35 national recipients of a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship given by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year students. Students are nominated to the society as freshmen, based on their grade point average from their first semester in college. Student are inducted in the spring semester of their first year and participate in the honorary's service and social activities throughout their time at MSU, according to the group's adviser, Erika Swanson of the MSU Dean of Students Office.

MSU's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta nominated Kormanik for the scholarship. Selection is based on academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities and an application.

Through his involvement with ALD Kormanik has been involved in a variety of service projects. He helped raise thousands of pounds of food, visited with local rest home residents, assisted with a local charity spelling bee, and connected with his fellow scholars in the University Honors Program.

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Erika Swanson (406) 994-2826, erika.swanson@montana.edu