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Meredith College Announces Top Scholarship Recipients

Three students have been selected to receive Meredith College’s top academic awards, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship and the Meredith College Presidential Scholarship.

Tia Joyce, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., is the 2012 recipient of the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship, Meredith’s only full, four-year, merit-based scholarship. The recipients of this full scholarship are selected based on merit, including superior standardized test scores, academic achievement, high school and community leadership ability, and strong communication skills.

Joyce is a senior at Wilkes Central High School in Wilkesboro, N.C. She plans to major in mathematics at Meredith and pursue a teacher licensure. Her career goal is to teach secondary mathematics. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has served as junior class president, and she was a member of Interact Club, Chess Club, Executive Council, the cheerleading squad and the soccer team. She has served her community as a math mentor, as a YMCA Youth Fitness participant and through a program called Time Talent Treasure Leading to Change.

Established and funded by Meredith College alumnae, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship is the highest honor available to entering freshmen at Meredith. Additional benefits of the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship include international study, leadership training, enrichment programs and mentoring. The Alumnae Legacy Scholarship is named in honor of the Meredith College alumnae who have led the fundraising effort to create Meredith’s first full scholarship.

Presidential Scholars
Megan Luke, of Huntersville, N.C., and Mollie Melton, of Raleigh, N.C., are the recipients of the Meredith College Presidential Scholarship.

Megan Luke is a senior at Hickory Grove Christian School. She plans to enroll in Meredith’s Engineering Dual Degree partnership with NC State University. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and has served as vice president of her school’s chapters of the National Junior Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Luke played JV and varsity soccer and basketball, serving as soccer captain in her junior and senior years.

Mollie Melton is completing a homeschool program. She is interested in English, education and political science. She is the founder and president of “Lost in a Good Book” After-School Reading Program, which she created with a grant from the NC Community Foundation in 2009, and she is the youngest member of LiveWell Granville Youth Issues Workgroup Committee. Melton is active in NC 4-H, serving as North Central District president and as a planning team member for the 4-H Citizenship Focus Event.

Presidential Scholars, like Alumnae Legacy Scholars, represent the top tier of honors students at Meredith College. The selection of Meredith College Presidential Scholarship recipients is based on merit, including superior academic achievement, intellectual promise and leadership ability.

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