Ninety-one students recently visited Bryan College to compete for a new interdisciplinary scholarship, awarded in addition to already-confirmed academic grants, and nine were chosen for the honor.
Admissions Director Aaron Porter said to qualify for the Bryan Achievement Scholarship, prospective students had to apply and be admitted to the college, and had to qualify for the Dean’s Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, or Presidential Merit Scholarship, awards made on the basis of high school grades, college entrance test scores, and an essay. Individuals meeting those criteria were invited to campus for interviews with faculty members to determine the winners of the new interdisciplinary scholarship. Fifty-two students competed in February and 39 in March, Mr. Porter said.
“The office of admissions appreciates the willingness of the faculty and staff to go above and beyond for students during the scholarship weekends. Many extra hours of hard work are put in during this time, but it is a blessing to see students confirm their decision to attend Bryan College by submitting their enrollment deposits. We look forward to receiving more deposits soon, due to the helpfulness and friendliness of the Bryan College community during students’ experience on campus.”
In addition to the winners announced following the February competition, the following received the Bryan Achievement Scholarship in March:
- Katherine Frazier, daughter of Gregory and Valerie Frazier of Collierville, Tenn., who plans to study Christian ministry: youth ministry.
- David Fagot, son of Annmarie Fagot of Boca Raton, Fla., who plans to study history.
- Elizabeth Tomyn, daughter of Seton and Marcie Tomyn of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., who plans to study music.
- Molly Underwood, daughter of Robert and Sharon Underwood of Murfreesboro, Tenn., who plans to study Christian ministry: youth ministry.