President Dan McAlexander congratulates Amy Channell of LaGrange for receiving the Presidential Learning and Living Scholarship. The award provided full tuition, fees, room and board and was also given to Kyle Hildebrand of Glynn Academy in Brunswick.

Presidential Scholarships awarded to six

March 23, 2017

LaGrange College has awarded six incoming students with the institution’s most prestigious Presidential Scholarships.

Joseph Miller, Vice President for Enrollment, said 136 students participated in this year’s competition.

“We had the best and brightest high school scholars from eight states come to campus in February for the Presidential Scholarship Weekend, where they participated in interviews and leadership activities,” he said. “Candidates who couldn’t attend were interviewed via Skype. We were thrilled with the caliber of young men and women who joined us.”

The top honor, the Presidential Learning and Living Scholarship, is awarded annually to a male and female applicant, and provides full tuition, fees, room and board. Amy Channell, a homeschooled student from LaGrange, and Kyle Hildebrand of Glynn Academy in Brunswick earned the top prize.

The Presidential Learning Scholarship covers all tuition costs, and was awarded to Kaitlin Davenport of Veterans High School in Kathleen, Ga.; Lillian DeGennaro of LaGrange High School in LaGrange; Katlynn Parnell of Newnan High School; and Michael Zgoda, a homeschooled student from Harrisburg, N.C.

Scholarship recipients were evaluated by a panel of judges based on their school transcripts, SAT and ACT scores, interview performance and written essay. 

“We look for students who have completed a strong college preparatory curriculum,” said Miller. “They also must show evidence of an exceptional record of service to school, community or church.”

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