University of Jamestown has awarded the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship to two high school seniors.

Marco Psihountas, Olathe, Kan., and James Young III, Newberry, Mich., were selected from high school seniors participating in an on-campus interview and examination process in February. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 over four years.

Psihountas is the son of Gus and Colleen Psihountas. At Olathe Northwest High School, he is active in Aerospace and Engineering Program, Battlebots, FCA, KAY Club, National Honor Society, Link Crew, football and wrestling. He plans to major in applied mathematics (pre-engineering) at University of Jamestown and participate in wrestling for the Jimmies.

Young is the son of Jim and Wendy Young. At Newberry High School, he has been active in football, basketball, track, Student Council and National Honor Society. He has been named a Scholar Athlete. He plans to major in pre-physical therapy at University of Jamestown and play football for the Jimmies.

Recipients of the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship must major in either biochemistry or chemistry at University of Jamestown, or minor in chemistry along with a major in biology, mathematics or a pre-professional science area.

Melvin R. Arnold, a 1938 graduate of Jamestown College, spent his career as an international consultant in catalysis and synthetic fuels. He expressed pride in all Jamestown College students and was a significant donor to the College, establishing an annual chemistry scholarship in 1982. Through his estate, the Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship was established, with the first awards taking place during the 1997-98 academic year.

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