Virginia Tech awarded Lauren Sherrill, of Chester, the Pamplin Leadership Award offered through University Honors for the 2014-15 academic year.
Sherrill, who graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2014, will be majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.
The Pamplin Leadership Award, part of the Pamplin Scholars Program, is open to any senior from among Virginia’s public high schools. The one-year academic, merit-based scholarship is awarded to no more than 40 qualified students each year. Students who receive the Pamplin Leadership Award are eligible for the Pamplin Scholar Award, which provides students who remain in good academic standing full Virginia Tech tuition and fees until graduation.