Utah high school graduates who hope to become teachers of mathematics, science, foreign language or special and elementary education - all areas that suffer shortages of qualified teachers - received college scholarships in a Monday ceremony.

The 20 students were honored by the Joint Liaison Committee of the State Board of Regents and the State Board of Education.Seven students received the Utah Premier Teaching Scholarship, which awards tuition and fee waivers plus $1,000 per quarter.

The other 13 were given the federally funded Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarships. The federal scholarships pay up to $5,000 for each academic year.

The Premier Scholarship winners are: Karen Allen, Box Elder High School, elementary education, Utah State University; Kimberli K. Mecham, Murray High School, special education, Southern Utah State College; Rhonda R. Mumford, Bountiful High School, special education, USU; Sean R. Nielsen, Viewmont High School, mathematics, University of Utah; Lori Randall, Layton High School, mathematics, Weber State College; Jimmy G. Rengstorf, Ogden High School, physics, WSC; Fredia Van Tassel, Uintah High School, special education, USU; and Gretchen J. Behunin (alternate), Jordan High School, special education, U of U.

Recipients of the federal scholarships are: Jennifer Bird, Weber High School, special education, USU; Laura Bott, Cyprus High School, special education, Brigham Young University; Angela Brewer, Granger High School, special education, USU; Katy Gledhill, Viewmont High School, biology, USU; Gina Gyllenskog, Jordan High School, mathematics, BYU; Dawn Marie Jensen, Box Elder High School, mathematics, USU; Kimberly Ann Knight, Woods Cross High School, mathematics, BYU; Dawn M. Lewis, Mountain View High School, French, Snow College; Tamara Morgenstern, Layton High School, Trenton State College, special education.

Others are: Lynette Muranaka, Mountain View High School, mathematics, BYU; Jill North, Wasatch High School, mathematics/computer science, Weber State College; Kathryn Reimann, Bountiful High School, mathematics, USU; and Natalie Ann Walker, Springville High School, mathematics, USU.