Briggs Earns Academic Scholarship

Briggs Earns Academic Scholarship

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Lewie Briggs, a native of Easton, Pa. and a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College, has been awarded one of two Rouse Scholarships by the College.

The Rouse Scholarship is awarded each year to two Franklin & Marshall students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and significant leadership capability, whether through their communities, schools or religious organizations. Additionally, Rouse recipients demonstrate the potential to make a positive and significant impact on the student body and to contribute to the legacy of the College.

The scholarship covers full tuition, books, and laboratory fees, and can be supplemented by need-based aid if justified. It is renewable for three years (subject to excellent academic performance and leadership at the College). Each scholar is eligible to apply for a $3,000 research/travel grant that will permit further exploration of the concept of leadership.

Briggs is an Economics major at F&M and is involved in numerous community service projects in both Lancaster and Easton. He is also a member of the Diplomats’ football team. He played fullback as a freshman in 2007 recording a touchdown reception of four yards. This season, he has moved to the defensive line where he has forced two fumbles and counts 3.5 tackles-for-losses amongst his 14 tackles. He will be named to the Centennial Conference’s Academic Honor Roll once it is released at the end of the fall season.

As a student at Easton High School, Briggs earned the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award. He was the school’s Student Council President in 11th grade, and Vice President in 12th grade. He achieved High Honors in each of his four years.

Briggs was also an accomplished athlete at Easton. He played three years of Varsity football for the Rovers. As a senior, he was the squad's captain earning All-Area Linebacker and Tight End honors and was an All-Lehigh Valley Conference Linebacker. A multi-sport athlete, he played three years of volleyball, captaining the team as a senior and swam for three years.

Franklin & Marshall is a highly competitive liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students. Located in Lancaster, Pa., the College boasts a three-centuries old tradition of academic excellence.

The College’s athletics department fields 27 Varsity intercollegiate sports. The majority of its sports teams compete in the prestigious Centennial Conference within the NCAA’s Division III. Wrestling is a Division I member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, while the College’s nationally renowned squash teams compete in a multi-divisional format.