2008 EWI Scholarship Program High School Winners


  • Dhara Sheth
  • Annabelle Irvin
  • Bridget Dornblaser
  • Andrea Cerar
  • Emily Adelson

Press Release

Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 9, 2008)

The Tulsa Chapter of EWI held its annual scholarship banquet on Thursday, May 8 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. The event was held to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2008 high school scholarship winners. Five finalists were honored at the event.

Dhara Sheth, Union High School, was awarded the top scholarship at $5,000. Dhara is currently ranked first in her class of 1,071 and carries a weighted GPA of 5.1. She is involved in a variety of organizations at Union and is also an active volunteer in the community. Dhara serves on the student team of Satellite, the weekly award-winning teen segment of the Tulsa World. She intends to become a physician and plans to go to an accelerated combined BA/MD program such as OU’s Medical Humanities program or the HPMD program at Northwestern.

Annabelle Irvin, Jenks High School, received a $3,000 scholarship. She is also extremely active in both her school and her community. She is a past winner of the President’s Education Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Award in Science. Annabelle plans to study biomedical engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Bridget Dornblaser, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, received a $2,000 scholarship. She is involved in numerous clubs and athletic teams at school, while also volunteering her time to organizations in the Tulsa community. She plans to attend Georgetown University and major in pre-med. After medical school and residency, Bridget plans to start her own orthopedic group.

Andrea Cerar, Metro Christian Academy, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Maintaining a 4.61 weighted GPA, she balances a demanding academic schedule and extra-curricular activities, while also serving as captain of the softball team. Andrea plans to attend Wheaton College and study applied health sciences, with a minor in English or Spanish. She will then continue her education at medical school, pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

Emily Adelson, Edison Preparatory School, was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She is ranked first in her class with a weighted GPA of 4.68. Emily is involved in Student Council and is treasurer of her junior class. She is also captain of the Edison Pom Squad and volunteers as a reading tutor in her spare time. Emily plans to attend Washington University or Tulane University and study biology or public health before going to medical school. She hopes to become a pediatrician.