• Tutwiler Scholars Program now accepting applications for 2017-18

    Posted: December 02, 2016

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama’s Tutwiler Scholars Program has extended its annual invitation to high-achieving, high-potential students who have demonstrated initiative, creativity, intellectual passion and curiosity, and a commitment to making positive contributions to society. Applications for the program will be accepted now through February 1 for the 2017-18 academic year.

    “The Tutwiler Scholars Program provides the perfect combination of academic rigor, faculty mentoring, and cultural exploration,” explained Dr. Lesa Shaul, director of the Tutwiler Scholars Program and professor of English. “The selection committee can see the applicant's GPA, test scores, honors, and achievements on the application, but it's during the interview that we look for that certain intangible something--that spark of curiosity and the willingness to seek and embrace knowledge as an end in itself instead of merely a means to an end."

    "The students who participate in the program will reap the rewards of their demonstrated success as they enjoy opportunities that are sure to not only enhance their university experience but also prepare them in areas that they might not otherwise have the chance to explore,” Shaul said.

    The benefits of the program include supplemental scholarships, renewable each fall semester with the maintenance of a 3.5 GPA; a travel stipend for study-abroad semesters or international study tours; a technology allowance for state-of-the-art laptops, tablets, and touchscreen smart devices, participation in significant social, cultural, artistic, and scientific enterprises; and targeted mentoring by UWA professors.

    Eligible applicants should be incoming freshmen for Fall 2017. An ACT composite score of 28 or higher is preferred.

    The deadline for all application materials is February 1, 2017. The application is available online at www.uwa.edu/tutwilerscholars.aspx. For more information, email Dr. Lesa Shaul at lcc@uwa.edu.

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