Recipient of the Shelton Scholars award, Anthony Carroll, who attends Kent Island High School, has a 4.192 GPA and participates in cross country and track. The Shelton Scholars program is the highest honor to be bestowed upon an entering freshman. This prestigious award will provide full tuition, room and board for four years.
This award, established in September 2012, was named in honor of Ed and Dotti Shelton for their generous and humble leadership, guidance and support of Lees-McRae College. Mr. Shelton is an alumnus of the class of 1960, was awarded an honorary degree in Political Science in 1995, and was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in 2011. He serves on the College's Board of Trustees and is currently the interim chairman of the Board. His wife, Dotti, an artist, has donated several paintings to Lees-McRae over the years, both for display and auction at the Scholarship Gala.
The Elizabeth McRae Scholarship, which was named for Mrs. Elizabeth A. McRae, one of the two namesakes of the college, is also determined by Scholar's Day and is the second largest scholarship awarded by Lees-McRae. This scholarship covers full tuition for a full-time student. Two scholarships are given each year and they are renewable for all four years.
Mrs. McRae was a summer school teacher at Lees-McRae back in 1900 when it was still an all-girls school run by Lees-McRae founder, the Rev. Edgar Tufts. Knowing the devoted character of her work, Rev. Tufts, named the institute for her. A few years later, he added the name of Mrs. McRae's friend, Mrs. S.P. Lees who had been a generous benefactor.
One of this year's recipient's, Emma McGovern, attends North Davidson Senior High School. With a 4.438 GPA, she is a soccer player who is interested in Lees-McRae's Communication Art & Design program.
This year's second recipient, Jordan Mayer, attends Person High School and is an active tennis athlete. Jordan has a 4.35 GPA and is interested in studying Psychology.
For more information on scholarship opportunities at Lees-McRae, please contact the Admissions Department at 800-280-4LMC or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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