LVC Welcomes Four New Students as Top Scholars
Lebanon Valley College will welcome four members of its Class of 2024 as prestigious John Bowman Allwein Scholars.
The Allwein Scholarship, established in 2014 through a gift from Dr. John “Jack” Bowman Allwein ’56, provides full tuition to LVC, and three $2,500 stipends for such academic purposes as studying abroad, experiencing internships, or conducting research. These newest recipients bring the total number of Allwein Scholarships awarded to 30.
Allwein Scholars are selected through a competitive process from among the brightest high school students who show interest in LVC. They are chosen for their academic accomplishments and leadership potential.
This year’s Allwein Scholars are:
Adamari Amador-Perez, a criminal justice and Spanish double major from Lincoln, Del.—A first-generation college student, Amador-Perez looks forward to a career where she can give back to youth in her community. Her clubs and activities include the National Honor Society, LGBTQ+ club, community service, and Spanish tutoring. She also worked a part-time job. She plans to try out for the LVC volleyball team.
Megan Barth, a physical therapy major from Fairfield Township, Ohio—Barth ranked at the top of her high school class while also excelling in music and athletics. Barth will join the Flying Dutchmen volleyball team at LVC and is a four-time district honors band participant on the oboe. In high school, she participated with an AP Physics small group project for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition. Tasked with solving a current global problem, the group designed equipment to defrost a car windshield without having to turn on the car, thus eliminating gas waste and pollution.
Jacquelyn McBride, an ACS chemistry and technical writing major from Brownstown, Pa.—A well-rounded student, McBride’s high school résumé includes tutoring and leading STEM projects for younger students, starring in tennis and softball, serving as president of the National Science Honor Society, and participating in the National Honor and Math Honors societies, Distinguished Honors Science Students, and Science Olympiad. McBride plans to play tennis for LVC.
Adam Rilatt, a computer & data science major from York, Pa.— In high school, Rilatt researched social media bot detection and Twitter bots, which received recognition at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He led the startup of the school’s barbershop quartet club, brass quintet, and robotics team and held leadership positions with his high school’s Model United Nations and marching band. Rilatt’s parents are LVC graduates.
The John Bowman Allwein Scholars Program is the College’s most prestigious honor for incoming first-year students and is named in honor of the late U.S. Army veteran and well-known oral surgeon. Dr. Bowman’s legacy includes the largest estate gift to the College in its history, and the establishment of several additional named scholarships that support other LVC students each year.