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March 3, 2005

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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A high school senior from Hustisford, Wis. is the winner of the Pre- Professional Scholarship, which is Viterbo University's most competitive and lucrative scholarship.

Heather Dietrich was selected Feb. 25 at the end of a day of testing and campus interviews given to the 25 finalists competing for the scholarship. To be eligible for the competition, students need to have expressed an interest in pursing careers in healthcare or science and be at or near the top of their graduation class.  Dietrich, who had a score of 30 on the ACT test, is valedictorian of her class, and is a senior at Hustisford High School, plans to major in nursing.
The Pre-Professional Scholarship, which is renewable from year to year, covers complete tuition costs for up to four years, is valued in excess of $62,000.

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