Kelsey Swaim gets $7,000 scholarship
More than 50 individuals were awarded a Presidential Scholarship of $7,000 during the sixth annual Huntington University Presidential Scholar Celebration Day on February 9. In addition, some of these students received an additional Colloquium Scholarship of $1,500.
Kelsey Swaim was one of those receiving the scholarship. She attends Berkeley Springs High School. She is an active member of the tennis team and band, and has helped out the girls basketball team as a statistician. She would like to major in family and children's ministry in the fall and has plans of working with an inner-city mission organization for underprivileged children.
The Presidential and Colloquium Scholarships at Huntington University are the highest honors bestowed on an incoming student. Academic criteria for the Presidential award are a 3.6 grade point average and either a 1250 SAT or 28 ACT score. The additional Colloquium Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve a 1320 SAT or 31 ACT score.
The Presidential and Colloquium scholarships can continue to be awarded annually throughout the student's academic career at Huntington University if he or she continues to demonstrate high achievement.
The Celebration Day provided an opportunity for the Presidential Scholars and their families to learn more about the experiences of other high-achieving students at Huntington University and to meet with faculty within their chosen academic divisions. Scholarship recipients also met with current students, recent alumni, and University staff members to gain insights about degree programs, internship opportunities, campus life, and the integration of faith and learning.
During the Presidential Scholar Luncheon, each recipient was introduced by Dr. Norris Friesen, vice president and dean of the University, and presented with a certificate by Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the University.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).