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Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships

April 10, 2006

Category: Academics, Students


Fourteen incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2006 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships.  These students were among more than 65 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.

First Family Scholarships are the most prestigious scholarships at Catawba.  Selected students are invited to campus to compete for scholarship awards which range from $11,000 to full tuition (approximately $19,690).  These students participate in series of faculty interviews, writing an essay on why they aspired to be a scholarship recipient, and providing confidential written recommendations from teachers or administrators concerning their abilities, academic achievement, character and motivation.

The average GPA for those competing students was 3.8, while their SAT score average was approximately 1200.

Students receiving full tuition scholarships include Kali McCullough of Columbia, Tenn., daughter of Mr. Robert McCullough and Ms. Bonnie Palmer and a student at Spring Hill High School, and Ryan O'Hare of Wauwatosa, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Hare and a student at Pius XI High School.  Others receiving First Family Scholarships include Caitlin Becka of Wilmington, daughter of Ms. Elizabeth Becka and a student at New Hanover High School; Adam Carter of Thomasville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carter and a student at Thomasville High School; Rebecca Chinnis of Charlotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Chinnis and a student at David W. Butler High School; Kerri Courtney of Pearl, Miss., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Courtney and a student at Richland Attendance Center; Kevin Flebbe of Vineland, N.J. son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flebbe and a student at Vineland High School; Katherine Hill of Fayetteville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hill and a student at Reid Ross Classical School; Joshua Hodgson of High Point, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Hodgson and a student at Southwest Guilford High School; Lindsay Jackson of Flat Rock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jackson and a student at East Henderson High School; Amanda Lederer of Brandywine, Md., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lederer and a student at Grace Brethren Christian School; Matthew Lewis of Newark, Md., son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lewis and a student at Worchester Preparatory School; Meghan Schneider of Berlin, Conn., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schneider and a student at Berlin High School; and Thomas Sharp of Concord, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sharp and a home schooled student at Sharp Academy.