Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships awarded

ARLINGTON, Texas - Five United Bowling Congress Youth members have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements.

The scholarships are presented in honor of the late Earl Anthony, the legendary bowling professional who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. The USBC Youth committee selects the scholarship winners and each will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

All five scholarship recipients are completing their senior year of high school. They are:
* Taylor Brown, Louisville, Ky.
* Landon Coleman, Newton, N.C.
* Samantha Roberts, Port Orange, Fla.
* Michelle Rose, West Des Moines, Iowa
* Kendra Rowey, St. Louis, Mo.

Taylor BrownBrown, left, who wants to become a veterinarian, attends Jeffersontown High School and is a member of the National Honor Society, the school orchestra and bowling team. She has taken honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, history and science, and has a 3.98 grade-point average (4.0 scale).

She joined the Girl Scouts in the second grade and has performed more than 200 hours of volunteer work. She received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service at the Fern Creek Community Center.

Landon ColemanColeman, right, is a member of the National Beta, Art, Spanish and Rocket clubs at Maiden High School. He has earned a 3.93 GPA, while taking AP classes in science, statistics and history in addition to honors classes.

He has received several awards as a member of JROTC and took part in the Boys State Leadership Conference and the Converse College Leadership School for AFJROTC. His community service includes tutoring elementary students in reading and math, Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and the Backpack for Kids program.

Samantha RobertsRoberts, left, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Education and Support Services Academy and the bowling team at Atlantic High School. She has a 4.17 GPA (4.0 scale) and has taken several honors and AP courses, including AP statistics and physics.

She has been a director for the East Volusia-Flagler County USBC Youth Association and a Florida State USBC Youth Leader since 2009. Roberts, who plans to become a teacher, has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and has been a substitute Sunday School teacher for three years.

Michelle RoseRose, right, is one of 15 students in the honors program at Valley High School, which includes taking a rigorous course load and completing a Seniors Honors project. She has taken nine AP courses and has a 3.91 GPA. She is a National Merit semifinalist.

She is an accomplished cellist in the school's orchestra, an ambassador for the school and a member of the bowling team. She has volunteered with Meals from the Heartland, packing meals for countries in need, and worked at the Red Rock Wildlife Education Center. She also has served as a camp counselor at the Living History Farms Day Camp and at her church.  

Kendra RoweyRowey, left, who plans to become a dentist, attends Parkway North High School, where she is a member of the symphonic and concert orchestras and captain of the tennis team. Her AP courses have included literature, biology, chemistry and calculus, and she has a 4.31 GPA (4.0 scale).

She has volunteered with St. Louis Arc - Supporting People with Disabilities, the St. Louis Assistance League and has been a middle school math teaching assistant. She was named the Missouri State USBC Dorothy Johnson Female Youth Bowler of the Year in 2011.  

To be considered for the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be USBC Youth members in their senior year of high school or enrolled in college, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale), and submit at least two letters of reference.

Go to BOWL.com/scholarships for information and applications for all USBC Youth scholarships.