Emily Young, a freshman from Whitwell, Tennessee, majoring in computer information systems, is the first recipient of the Hawkins Endowed Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University.
The $1,500 one-time stipend is awarded to an undergraduate scholarship recipient in the Jones College of Business.
This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding full-time students enrolled in the Jones College who have achieved and maintain positive academic records — including a minimum GPA or 3.5 on all completed coursework — and demonstrated financial need.
“This educational scholarship will help broaden my horizon by allowing me to participate in the MTSU Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Program offered for those pursuing a degree in information systems,” said Young, who also plans to join a sorority and pursue community service opportunities.
“This new program will allow me to obtain a Master of Science in Information Systems degree within five years instead of gaining a master’s degree after six. I am very excited for what my future holds now that I will be able to participate in this extraordinary program.”
For more information about the MTSU Jones College of Business, visit www.mtsu.edu/business.
— Jimmy Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org)