CORVALLIS - Two Oregon State University engineering students have each earned Wal-Mart Stores Competitive Edge Scholarships of $20,000.
Jarrett Coiner of Springfield and Suzanne Dunlap of Coquille will begin their freshmen years in OSU's College of Engineering this fall. Coiner will study general engineering and Dunlap will focus on electrical and computer engineering. Both students have also been accepted into OSU's Honors College.
Dunlap is active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, peer court and volunteers with the local police department. Coiner ranked first in his class at Springfield High School, played football and received four All-Conference Awards.
The university's College of Engineering was established in 1889 and has awarded more than 24,000 degrees. Competitive Edge Scholarships are an effort between OSU and Wal-Mart to boost America's edge in science and technology. The scholarships are awarded to OSU students with top academic standing and community involvement. Each student will receive $5,000 per year for four years. Funded in part by contributions from Wal-Mart vendors, the fund has grown into one of the nation's largest science and technology scholarship programs.