Honors Student Annalise Sigona Awarded the Dr. Richard Piper Scholarship

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Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Congratulations to Annalise Sigona for being the third Burnett Honors College student to be awarded the annual Dr. Richard Piper Scholarship. This is also the second consecutive year in which a UCF student has won this award.

"We think of the this scholarship as the “Honors Student of the Year Award” for the State of Florida. In this regard, Annalise is absolutely deserving of this recognition," said Dr. Alvin Wang, Dean of the Burnett Honors College, "without question, she exemplifies that which we seek in our very best students."  

As a member of The Burnett Honors College, Annalise has been involved in leadership positions through Honors Congress. She immediately got involved with the Fundraising Committee during her first semester at UCF,  "Honors Congress has had a huge impact on my undergraduate experience," said Annalise.

 Over the last three and a half years, she's had the wonderful opportunity to serve as the Director of Fundraising, the Director of Recruitment and Membership, Vice President, and President for 2016.

 "Serving in these positions has given me a broad range of experiences," said Annalise, "as an officer, I’ve improved my leadership and communication skills, have effectively coordinated a wide variety of events, and have had the opportunity to volunteer with amazing causes across Central Florida."

"Annalise’s tremendous spirit and dedication to her education makes her the prime example of what this scholarship represents," said Dr. Quakish Liner,  Professor and Director of the Robert Elmore Honors College at Broward College.

 This Scholarship is designed for university students who are graduating from a Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC) four-year institution.

Candidates must be nominated by his or her college’s Honors director, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and provide evidence of community service, and leadership activities both within and outside of the student’s Honors College.  More information can be found at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s website:  http://floridacollegiatehonorscouncil.org/.