TERRE HAUTE -- Madison Kirchner of Brazil recently began her college career as part of the fifth class of Networks Scholars in the Indiana State University. Recipients of this prestigious award from Networks Financial Institute receive a four-year $20,000 scholarship that covers tuition and fees, a $3,000 professional development account and a laptop computer. Scholars also enjoy the opportunity to participate in paid internships, the potential for international experience and faculty mentor relationships.
Kirchner is the daughter of David and the late Tove Kirchner of Brazil.
A graduate of Northview High School, she is majoring in accounting and minoring in forensic accounting at Indiana State. Kirchner, who played golf during high school, was also awarded a $500 golf scholarship. A National Honor Society member, she was active in student council, Varsity Club and French Club.
Candidates are considered for the award based on grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, written essays and a personal interview.