Lander University English student Rebecca McKay of Graniteville is the recipient of the Dr. John M. Rast Scholarship, which was established in 1993 in memory of former Lander President, Dr. John M. Rast, by his son and daughter, Carlisle L. Rast and Sue Rast Foy. The scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman majoring in an area of liberal arts. Based on merit and financial need, the scholarship is renewable for up to three years. McKay is a sophomore majoring in English with teacher certification. She traveled to Italy during a Lander study abroad trip last year.