2017 Scholarship Challenge Winners Announced

Feb. 10, 2017 - by Carol Best

High-achieving high school seniors were invited to compete for one of three prestigious full-tuition scholarships at Scholarship Challenge Weekend Jan. 27-28. The 42 candidates submitted essays and portfolios and then were interviewed by faculty. More than 30 faculty participated in the weekend by evaluating the submissions, interviewing and presenting to the applicants.

The top three winners of the competition, announced by MNU Provost Mary Jones, PhD, are:

  •          Tyler Collins, Omaha, Nebraska
  •          Kayla Cossins, Spring Hill, Kansas
  •          Chloe Salts, Manhattan, Kansas

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Jones says the caliber of applicants continue to be exceptional and the competition for the top honors is tight.

“It was a pleasure to meet these accomplished students,” Jones said. “I look forward to seeing what they achieve at MNU.”

Derry Ebert, associate vice president and dean for traditional enrollment, said the second year for the competition brought exceptional talent to MNU.

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Every one of these students would be a great addition to the MNU community,” he said. “I hope they will all choose to become Pioneers.”

In addition to awards won by these three winners, the top-10 runners-up will each receive $2,000 in scholarship monies, and those who did not place will receive $1,000 in academic funds, in addition to any existing financial aid.

Ebert says a variety of financial aid is still available for the fall 2017 semester. For more information, visit MNU’s financial aid web site.

 

 

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