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Georgia Southern awards 15 Parents Association scholarships

Georgia Southern University recently awarded 15 Parents Association scholarships, nine to new freshman and six to continuing students.

‘One of the best reasons for joining the Parent’s Association at Georgia Southern University is that your student becomes eligible for the Parents Association Scholarships,” said Vince Miller, assistant director of Admissions, who oversees Orientation and Parent Programs. ‘This year 71 students applied, and from that group, the review committee awarded fifteen scholarships.”

Parents Association awards are given in two categories, academic scholarships and leadership scholarships. The committee reviewing applications was comprised of faculty and staff members. Personal information, including the applicant’s name, was removed, so that the committee’s choice was based only on qualifications.

This year’s awards totaled $10,500, with all funds coming from the association’s membership dues. Continuing students receiving scholarships are Christopher Riley, Joey Newton, David Robeck, Lauren Thompson, Sheridan Bushey, and Brad Boykin. Freshman receiving the award are Cayla Rowell, Sarah Sullivan, Deven Bradford, Laura Elliott, Michael Coulter, Emily Yeakle, Abby Brown, Ansley Freeman-Singletary, and Briton Lanier.

For those interested in joining the Parents Association, go to http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/parent/

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