DCHS Student attends Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Day

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Submitted to the times-Journal

TROY – Rachel Coley of Dallas County High School attended Troy University’s Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Day on Feb. 17.

The Excellence in Leadership Scholarship is awarded to deserving students based upon their academics, resume and on-campus interview. The applying high school and community college students were required a minimum 3.0 grade point average and at least a 22 on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT to be considered.

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More than 200 students from 118 different schools in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, attended the Leadership Scholarship Day.

There were also 30 phone interviews conducted for the convenience of students residing in Arkansas, Montana, Tennessee and Texas.

Heather Owens, the event’s coordinator and TROY admission counselor, said she was impressed with this year’s scholarship applicants.

“We had an outstanding group of students,” Owen said.

“It was very evident in the interview scores.”

Awards will range from $500 to $3,700.

Owens said the maximum amount awarded had increased from $3,500 to $3,700 in correlation with the increasing tuition rate.

Although the number of scholarships is not certain, Owens suspects that the amount of money awarded will be close to the $500,000 awarded last year.

This is a four-year, renewable scholarship for full-time (12 semester hours) students who are able to maintain an overall 2.7 grade point average throughout their college career.