Kate Plumbee, an undergraduate student in health promotion, was one of twelve UGA Honors students recently awarded the William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.
The $1,000 scholarship, which is administered by UGA’s Honors Program and the university’s Center for Leadership and Service, is named in honor of a 1921 UGA graduate who was influential in the founding of the UGA Alumni Society.
“This is a stellar group of impressive individuals,” said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of the Honors Program. “With their array of talents and interests, they are destined to continue making a positive impact locally, nationally and globally.”
Candidates must be third- or fourth-year students enrolled in the Honors Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities. The scholarship is renewable in a recipient’s fourth year, subject to a minimum 3.7 GPA.
As an executive board member for UGA Relay for Life, Plumblee has personally raised more than $30,000 through the organization to support cancer research, due in no small part to her family’s history with the disease. With a plan to attend medical school, Plumblee has conducted research at the Emory Winship Cancer Center that analyzed the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on older adult patients. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Order of Omega and Blue Key Honor Society.
Posted December 5, 2013.