JBU Students Thank Governor Huckabee for State Scholarships

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Siloam Springs, Ark (April 1, 2002) - During Governor and First Lady Huckabee’s visit to the John Brown University campus Wed., March 27, several JBU students took time to personally thank Gov. Huckabee for the state-funded scholarships they have received to attend JBU.

Senior Janel Breitenstein, a Distinguished Governor’s Scholar, presented a package of thank you letters to the governor and then read her thank you letter aloud to him and about 150 others who were in attendance at the civic luncheon on the JBU campus. Breitenstein received applause from the audience when she read that she would graduate Summa Cum Laude in May, and she thanked the Governor, saying that this accomplishment would not have been possible without the Governor’s Distinguished scholarship she had received to attend JBU. Several other scholarship recipients came to the luncheon to show their thanks to Gov. Huckabee as well.

A total of 31 JBU students currently receive the Governor’s Distinguished scholarship, which paid full room, board and tuition to any university or college in Arkansas. To qualify for this scholarship, Arkansas students were required a score of 32 or greater on the ACT.

A total of 93 JBU students currently receive the Arkansas Challenge Grant scholarship, which pays $2,500 per year toward an education at any Arkansas university or college.

Although it was recently announced that these two state-funded scholarships would not be offered to future Arkansas college students, the JBU students who currently receive the scholarships wanted to take the time to personally thank Gov. Huckabee for the state’s contributions to their education.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,600 students from 45 states and 33 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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