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Hannah Leland '10Hannah Leland '10

Charlotte Osborne '11Charlotte Osborne '11

Datatel Scholars

Hannah Leland '10 and Charlotte Osborne '11 recently won scholarships from the Datatel Scholars Foundation, which awards undergraduate and graduate students attending eligible Datatel client institutions.

The scholarships recognize students with exceptional academic achievements, substantial experience in civic engagement and financial need.

Leland is a music major and accomplished violinist who plans to attend a master's program in performance before going on to a career in training young musicians. She plays in the Waller String Quartet, University Chamber Orchestra and Salem Chamber Orchestra, and for the past year she studied in China, where she played in the Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Virtuosi Orchestra, Shanghai Sinfonietta, two piano trios and one string quartet. In 2007 she spent a month working in a children's home in India, and she also volunteers in Portland for a program that provides food to the homeless.

Osborne is a biochemistry major and psychology minor who plans a career in bioorganic research. She performed biomedical research at Oregon Health & Science University last summer, and this summer she is studying the synthesis, manipulation and characterization of organic compounds through Willamette's Science Collaborative Research Program. She will present her findings this fall at the Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. She has taught science to students at all levels through three Willamette programs, including the Webber Scholarship, and she also volunteers to bring science lessons to local elementary schools through the Chemistry Club and Science Squad.