The Holston Conference Board of Higher Education awarded two $1,250.00 merit scholarships this year due to generous giving to the United Methodist Student Day offering taken in churches in November. We received seven applications and had a hard time choosing the best of the best. The two winners of the scholarship are Ashly Prosser, a rising sophomore at Emory and Henry College, and Kallie Scott, an incoming freshman at Emory and Henry. -- Rev. Karen M. Lane.
ASHLY PROSSER: Thank you to the BHE scholarship committee for choosing me for this scholarship honor. As a student from Emory & Henry, I strive for my goals and live for my accomplishments. I am currently a sophomore double-majoring in International Business and Studies and French Foreign Language and Culture with a minor in Chinese. I participate on the Emory & Henry Women's Swim Team and am a member and president of the French Honors Fraternity, Pi Delta Phi. My future career goal is to be a translator or to travel around world doing missionary work dealing with education. I hope to use this scholarship honor to accomplish my goals. I am excited about my future and all God has planned for me as I do his work and show his love. Thank you to all of you, Holston Conference, for giving generously and making this scholarship available to students who attend our Conference Colleges.
KALLIE SCOTT: My name is Kallie Scott, 2011 graduate of Carroll County High School and one of this year's Merit Scholarship recipients. I am a member of Hillsville First United Methodist Church, active in both the youth group and the new "Out of the Box" Worship Center. As a member of the senior high youth group I have participated in numerous community service projects, including four out of state mission trips, where I found my passion for serving others. Upon reaching the age at which I was mature enough to understand the dire situation of those we served on our mission trips, I realized there was much help needed far beyond the capabilities of an untrained volunteer. At this point, I began to consider pursuing a career path in which I could use my education and passion to help others, both as a professional and a volunteer. Because my attention was often drawn to, and my heart was continually broken by, the poor health and physical condition of many we met during our missions, I have decided to pursue a career in the medical field. I will be attending Emory and Henry in the fall, one of sixteen incoming freshman admitted into the honors program, with hopes of majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Thank you to all of those who have made this scholarship, and my dreams, possible by contributing to the Student Day Offering.