JBU Awards $200,000 in Academic Scholarships

Siloam Springs, Ark (February 11, 2002) — John Brown University has awarded more than $200,000 in top academic scholarships to students enrolling as freshmen in fall 2002. These scholarships were offered to students nationwide in a highly competitive interview process.

A record number of students qualified and applied for the competitive academic scholarships this year. Out of 114 students who met the criteria for these academic scholarships, 33 students will receive one of three types of JBU academic scholarships. To qualify for these scholarships, students were required to score 29 or better on the ACT or 1280 or better on the SAT. They were also required to be accepted to JBU for the fall 2002 semester. 114 students met these criteria and went through an exhaustive selection process, which included both individual and group interviews.

“Our top academic students have been gifted with rare abilities,” said Nate Mouttet, director of admissions at JBU. “We look forward to impact these students will make, not only at John Brown University, but also in the state of Arkansas, the nation and the world.

JBU awarded three types of academic scholarships, the Presidential, Provost and Chancellors scholarships. Eight students will receive Presidential Scholarships ($10,000/ year), ten will receive Provost Scholarships ($6,000/ year) and fifteen will receive Chancellors Scholarships ($4,000/year).

Many of these scholarships were awarded to gifted Arkansas students. Arkansas students who have been offered the Presidential scholarship are: Susan Galbo of Russellville, Emily Largent of Rogers and Daniel Ostendorff of Roland. Arkansas students who have been offered the Provost scholarship are: Christopher Baran of Bentonville, David Carruth of Lavaca, Megan McKenney of Russellville, Heather Relyea of Fort Smith and April Turner of Mansfield. Arkansas students who have been offered the Chancellors scholarship are Randi Biles of Sherwood, Sara Carlson of Prairie Grove, Sarah Childers of Bentonville, Karyn Collie of Bella Vista, Russell Perkins of Salem, Sarah Piston of Siloam Springs, Scarlett Sharp of Greenwood, Jered Sigmon of Rogers, Sarah Uselton of Batesville and CaraJean Wilson of Danville.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,600 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the Council for Independent Colleges.