Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announced the recipients of merit scholarships for the 2007 entering class, and Elsa Ramirez of Brady was awarded a presidential scholarship. The Jean Brown Fellowships and Scholarships are awarded annually to Master of Divinity degree students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership ability and interest in and strong promise vocationally for leadership in the church. The Crawley Fellowship is awarded to a Master of Divinity student with an exceptional academic record who expresses interest in service to rural and smaller churches. The Presidential Scholarships are awarded to master of Divinity students based on academic achievement and promise for ministry, with special consideration given to racial ethnic students. Faculty selects the recipients of the Jean Brown and Crawley awards. Each of the five fellowships covers full tuition and fees, room and board, and includes a books/supplies stipend of $400 for each fall and spring term. Each of the four Jean Brown scholarships covers full tuition. These awards will be renewed as long as the recipient continues as a full-time MDiv student, maintains high academic standards and demonstrates continuing promise for the ministry. The Presidential Scholarships are awarded by the president of the seminary and carry a maximum award of $1,000.