Senior class provides scholarship to incoming first-year student
|From left, junior Sydney Crawley, senior Brooke Bell, Logan Lloyd ’09, and sophomore Amber Barth are Senior Challenge Scholarship recipients.|
The class of 2009 raised over $21,000 in gifts and pledges to support the Senior Challenge Scholarship fund, with 65 percent of the class participating. The program was established by the class of 1990 as an expression of gratitude for their Transylvania education. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with financial need and high potential, and is renewable for four years.
The Senior Challenge committee chose Tanner Smith of Hazard, Ky., as the 2009 scholarship recipient. Active with the Boy Scouts of America, he plans to study pre-engineering. Smith was the guest of honor at a the Senior Challenge banquet this spring, where 2005 scholarship recipient, Logan Lloyd, also spoke.
|Scholarship recipient Tanner Smith is shown with President Charles L. Shearer at the Senior Challenge banquet|
Lloyd graduated in May and will be attending Wake Forest Divinity School in the fall.
“My time at Transy has been great,” he said. “I have developed many long lasting relationships and have received an education that I believe matches any institution in the country. A liberal arts education has been valuable in helping me create my own identity and set goals for my life. The Senior Challenge scholarship lightened the burden for me and my family and truly made my education possible.”