LEWISTON – Hannah L. Giasson of Auburn was named a Dana Scholar at Bates College.

Each year 20 Bates sophomores with strong academic backgrounds and leadership qualities are chosen as Dana Scholars, which they remain for the duration of their Bates careers.

Their scholarship aid ranges from honoraria to substantial awards based on financial need. This year’s Dana Scholars achieved an average grade point average of 3.70, had a diversity of extracurricular activities and submitted thoughtful, often provocative essays in support of their candidacy.

Giasson, a dean’s list student, is the daughter of Katherine Giasson and is a 2005 graduate of Edward Little High School.

The Dana Scholarship program was established in 1950 through the Dana Foundation, begun by the late industrialist and philanthropist Charles A. Dana. The foundation assists colleges and universities with funds to improve programs.

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