Atlanta, GA/Mar 26, 2012 --- Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and Chair of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), announced that Vesalius College, the undergraduate college in Brussels, Belgium, has awarded first prize in an international academic essay competition to Scott Remer, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, from Beachwood High School, in Beachwood, Ohio.
Remer was selected to receive a $500 first place award for his essay chosen by the Vesalius College award committee, chaired by the Head of the International Affairs Department, Prof. Joachim Koops. Scott’s winning entry, entitled “Springing into Action: Why the International Community Should Play a Major Role in the Promotion of Democracy,” will be published on the Vesalius College web site. Several hundred high school students submitted essays discussing the concept of global responsibility in the democratization process of countries moving toward democracy. Vesalius College also awarded a second place prize of $300 to Olivia Krohn of North Clovis High School, Fresno, California, and a 3rd place prize of $200 to Rozana Rahman, Noor-Ul Iman School, Plainsboro, New Jersey, in the competition. Their essays will also be published on the Vesalius College website.
Vesalius College is an official collaborating university working with NSHSS. Vesalius College was founded in 1987 by Boston University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in order to provide outstanding students with an opportunity to pursue a broad-ranging, but rigorous American-style liberal arts education in Brussels, the Capital of Europe. The college offers BA degrees in International Affairs, Communications and Business as well as the MSc in European Union Policy (in cooperation with the Institute for European Studies of the VUB). Vesalius College also runs the successful European Peace and Security Studies Programme (EPSS) in cooperation with the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the University of Kent, the IES and the Global Governance Institute. With a diverse student body drawn from all corners of the globe, Vesalius College provides teaching methods that are characterized by small, interactive classes, flexibility in course selection, and continuous assessment. All classes at Vesalius College are taught in English. As a small college with a student body of approximately 300 (including 50+ nationalities) and a low student-to-teacher ratio, the faculty is accessible and able to take a personal interest in the success of students. Students can also take advantage of the prestigious internship program. For more information, visit www.vesalius.edu.
About The National Society of High School Scholars
The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes and encourages academic excellence and awards scholarships annually.