Salida High School graduate Ellie Richardson recently was selected to be an Ashbrook Scholar at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

The Ashbrook Scholar Program is an honors program for undergraduates majoring in political science, history or political economy and is administered by the nonprofit Ashbrook Center, according to a press release.

The honor comes with a minimum $2,000 scholarship to attend the university.

Students selected also will have “private conversations with distinguished visiting scholars and public figures, participate in internships tailored to their interests and take part in seminars taught using the Socratic method,” the release stated.

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