Honors and Awards

The following is a listing of honors and awards given to Ian Feldman, and a brief description of them.

Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout is the highest rank given to members of the Boy Scouts of America. It requires demonstration of the values associated with Scouting, the earning of specific Merit Badges, involvement in the troop and community, and completion of a service project. Ian Feldman’s Eagle Service Project involved planting native grasses at the Indiana Dunes, as part of their ongoing restoration.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient

The International Baccalaureate is a UNESCO NGO which administers an international network of schools whose curricula meet standards the organization believes makes the students suitable for admission to higher education institutions. The IB Diploma involves taking classes and passing written examinations in a broad range of subjects. The student is also required to study certain subjects in depth, going beyond the course requirements of standard high school or Advanced Placement classes. The program also requires that students perform community service, participate in music and arts, and take a course called Theory of Knowledge, which explores how different disciplines come to create their bodies of knowledge. Ian Feldman attended the IB Diploma Program at Chicago’s Lincoln Park High School, which has been recognized as one of the leading IB programs in the country.

Epsilon Pi Phi Honors Society

National Merit Semi-Finalist and Scholarship Recipient

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a program designed to award high-achieving high school students who intend to enroll in colleges or universities. Fewer than 17,000 of the entrants are selected as Semi-Finalists, who may then qualify to receive scholarship assistance from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Harvey Family Scholarship

One of Rice’s Trustee Distinguished Scholarships, the Harvey Family Scholarship is a merit scholarship given to Rice University undergraduates.

Leo M. Acker Scholarship

A merit scholarship awarded by Rice University.

Lon Wilson Service Award

An award given by Sid Richardson Residential College to non-graduating members who perform service to the college community. Recipients of this award are selected by members of the College’s student government. Ian Feldman received this award in 2006 and 2007.

Masters’ Service Award

An award given by Sid Richardson Residential College to graduating members who have performed service to the college. Recipients of this award are selected by the college’s faculty masters.

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