Culver-Stockton invites Pillars Scholars to inaugural celebratory luncheon
Thursday, March 01, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will host dozens of outstanding young scholars during its inaugural Pillars Luncheon on Saturday, March 10. All students who competed in the Pillars for Excellence Scholarship Competition are considered Pillars Scholars and have been invited to attend this celebratory event.
The program begins at 11 a.m. in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. At noon, the program moves to Meaders Lounge inside the Gladys Crown Student Center, where a medallion ceremony will be held for scholarship recipients. In addition, Alexis (Westerhausen) Gumm, a 2011 C-SC honors graduate, and Lisa Button, sophomore Pillars Scholarship recipient, will be featured speakers. The day will conclude with individual meetings for students with athletic coaches and faculty members.
The Pillars for Excellence Scholarship Competition is held annually and is open to first-time entering freshmen who meet two of the following requirements: a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale, a minimum ACT score of 27 or are in the top 10 percent of their graduation class. The Pillars for Excellence Scholarship is a full-tuition merit award, which may be renewed for four years. The estimated value for four years is $89,000. Those students invited to compete for but are not recipients of the Pillars for Excellence Scholarship are automatically eligible to receive a Presidential Scholarship, which may be renewed for four years. The estimated four-year value of the Presidential Scholarship is $44,000.
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