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IU Southeast student receives Linsmith Scholarship for first time

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (June 3, 2014) –Indiana University Southeast student, Joshua Crase, of Sellersburg, Ind., will receive a $1,000 Charles and Jo Ann Linsmith Scholarship from the IU Alumni Association.

Crase is a senior at IU Southeast, and the 2014-15 president and past vice president of the Student Alumni Association (SAA). He is involved in SAA events like the Nearly Naked Mile and Homecoming, and will be the first IU Southeast student to receive a Linsmith Scholarship since its inception in 2001.Crase, following in the footsteps of his father, Dr. John Crase, is a premed student in the School of Natural Sciences. Crase’s mother, Tracey, is also an IU Southeast alum, from the School of Nursing.

The Linsmith Scholarship is open to the children and grandchildren of Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) staff members, to student leaders of IUAA-sponsored organizations and to IUAA student employees. Selection is based on criteria including outstanding character and academic achievement.

The Linsmith Scholarship was established by Jo Ann Linsmith, of Bradenton, Fla. She and her husband, the late Charles Linsmith, served IU as devoted alumni. Jo Ann helped found and served as president of the former IU Alumni Club of Sarasota and Manatee Counties (Fla.), which is now the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the IUAA. She served on the IUAA Executive Council and received the IUAA President’s Award in 2000. Through the Linsmith Scholarships, she wishes to recognize the service and devotion of the association’s staff members and students.

Crase will receive his award this fall, and a banquet to honor all IUAA award recipients is underway for the coming spring.

For more information about the Linsmith Scholarship, contact the Indiana University Southeast Alumni Association at (812) 941-2384.

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