Lake Hamilton High students who graduate with honors, high honors or highest honors distinction can now earn a special scholarship from Henderson State University that will cover the gap between their financial aid and scholarship awards and Henderson State’s tuition and fees.
Announced Monday, the Wolf Reddie scholarship covers gaps for tuition and fees that are left after other sources of scholarships and financial aid are applied to the cost of Henderson State’s tuition and fees. No minimum ACT score is required for this scholarship, though students will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
“The Wolf Reddie Scholarship program is designed to focus on students who have the determination to finish a rigorous academic program,” said Dr. Steve Adkison, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Henderson State. “This scholarship does not require a minimum ACT score, as we firmly believe a student’s ACT score is not the sole indicator of college readiness. The students who receive the scholarship are the very students we want to see at Henderson State; we don’t have any doubt that they are ready to succeed.”
In addition to this special scholarship opportunity with Henderson State, the university has placed Lindsay Weston at the high school as a college and career readiness coach.
“In Lindsay’s work at Lake Hamilton, she has brought in speakers and activities that allow students to begin to prepare for their futures – whether that be in the classroom or in the workplace,” said Dr. Brandie Benton, associate provost for enrollment services and admissions.
Wolf Reddie Scholarship recipients must enroll and complete 15 college hours per semester. Recipients may renew the scholarship for eight consecutive semesters as long as they complete 30 credit hours and maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA for each academic year.