SEATTLE – (May 18) Matthew Seidel of the Seattle U cross country and track teams has been awarded the College of Science and Engineering Bannan Scholarship for 2017-'18.

Seidel, an electrical and computer engineering major, is just one of 25 students to be awarded this scholarship. A junior, Seidel is a first-time recipient.

More about the scholarship from Robert Dullea, Interim Provost of Academic Affairs at Seattle University:

“This scholarship program is named for its benefactor, Thomas J. Bannan, a leader in manufacturing, commerce, engineering and applied sciences and a man with a deep commitment to Seattle University. To be eligible for a Bannan scholarship, a student must be an undergraduate junior or senior with a full-time major in the College of Science and Engineering. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have a demonstrated commitment to serving both the
university and the greater community. The applicant must submit a biographical sketch, a personal statement describing volunteer service, and a faculty recommendation. Bannan Scholars are selected in the spring quarter by the Bannan Selection Committee following an extensive selection process. This year the committee was comprised of Drs. Dylan Helliwell, Frank Shih, Brett Kaiser and Paul Fontana. Following an award of the scholarship, the student makes a personal commitment to actively participate in the program's activities.”

Seidel is one of the top distance performances for the Redhawks, holding two Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship silver medals and one WAC Indoor T&F Championship bronze medal. Seidel also holds the outdoor school record in the 5000m run.

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