Local students earn scholarships

Published 6:22 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2006

By Staff
Staff reports
Kara Layton of Evergreen, and Ava Pate of Castleberry, both seniors at Sparta Academy, have each been awarded an $18,000 Dean's Scholarship to attend the University of Mobile.
The Dean's Scholarship is awarded in recognition of the deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business, Christian Studies, Education and Nursing. The scholarship recognizes individuals who exhibit the potential to develop academically and as leaders in their careers, families, churches and communities.
The award is valued at $4,500 per year awarded over eight consecutive semesters and is renewable provided the recipient maintains a full-time student status per semester and a 2.50 grade point average. The scholarship includes a $1,000 room-and-board grant, dependent on the student's living in the residence halls.
The University of Mobile is a private university affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Over 1,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, School of Education, School of Nursing and Center for Adult Programs.