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
March 23, 2017
Presidential Scholarships awarded to six
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.”