NORTH MANCHESTER – Valerie Lopez, Warsaw, was awarded the David A. and Rebecca B. Waas Scholarship at Manchester University.

The Warsaw Community High School graduate is majoring in environmental studies at the campus in North Manchester.

This endowed scholarship fund was established through the generosity of former students, family and other friends of David A. and Rebecca B. Waas. The scholarship was established to advance Manchester's goals within its mission to develop an "international consciousness" in its students. These ambitions reflect the Waases' shared commitments to such values, demonstrated so clearly as they have introduced many students, faculty and alumni to different cultures throughout the world. Preference is given to student in good academic standing, who have an interest in international studies and who foster "a respect for ethnic cultural pluralism."