The Mayland Community College Foundation announced the three students who have been awarded the Intelligent Choice Scholarship for the Fall 2013 semester.
Rebecca Burleson, from Mitchell High School, Sela Pittman, from Avery High School and Lauren Reecer, from Mountain Heritage High School are this year’s Intelligent Choice Scholarship recipients. Each of these students graduated from their respective high schools this past spring.
“Mayland is delighted to have an Intelligent Choice recipient from each of the three counties in our service area,” said Laura Laughridge, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The Intelligent Choice Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award based solely on merit. A recipient must be ranked in the “top ten” of their high school graduating class and must enroll as full time student at Mayland in the fall immediately following their graduation from high school. Foundation events, namely the Drive for the Green Golf Tournament at Linville and the Yancey County Dream Home Tour, provide the funds for these scholarships.
The purpose of the Intelligent Choice Scholarship is to attract and support high quality, ‘choice’ students from all three counties in Mayland’s service area.
“These students have made ‘The Intelligent Choice’ by coming to Mayland this fall,” Laughridge said.
For more information about The Intelligent Choice Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities at Mayland Community College, call the Foundation at 828-766-1275 or visit www.maylandfoundation.org. The online scholarship application for spring 2014 will be open September 1 – October 15.
Pictured are the 2013 Intelligent Choice Scholarship recipients from left to right Sela Pittman, Rebecca Burleson, and Lauren Reecer with MCC Executive Director of the Foundation Laura Laughridge.