Five students in the 2015 entering class at Shorter University received the university’s top academic scholarship, the J. Robert and Hazel B. Eubanks Scholarship, in recognition of their outstanding academic performance as high school students. The students, C.J. Bidinger, Cameron Deary, Chris Elsey, Cally Glass, and David Thompson, have continued to excel during their freshman year at Shorter.
The Eubanks Scholarship provides tuition, room, and board for incoming freshmen for eight semesters. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must hold at least a 3.75 grade point average and earn a 1300 SAT (in critical reading and math) or 28 ACT score. Scholarship recipients must then maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at Shorter.
The latter requirement hasn’t been a problem for the 2015 class of Eubanks Scholars, as each of them earned grades that placed them on the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester, their first at Shorter.
“Our Eubanks Scholars represent the best of the best, and we are proud they have chosen Shorter University for their educational experience,” said Emily Messer, vice president of enrollment management at Shorter. “A Shorter education offers students close faculty interaction within a caring, Christ-centered environment.”
The 2015 Eubanks Scholars are (from left) David Thompson, Cameron Deary, Cally Glass, C.J. Bidinger and Chris Elsey.
Bidinger, of Colbert, Ga., is a graduate of Madison County High School and is majoring in music.
Deary, of Jacksonville, Fla., is a graduate of Providence High School, and has not yet declared a major.
Elsey, of Marietta, Ga., is a graduate of North Cobb High School, and has not yet declared a major.
Glass, of Athens, Ala., is a graduate of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy, and is majoring in nursing.
Thompson, of Cleveland, Tenn., is a homeschool graduate who is majoring in communication arts.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.