names George Jenkins Scholars
high school students receive full ride to college
(April 4, 2001) - Four Florida high school students have been selected
to receive George W. Jenkins Scholarships at Florida Southern College
(FSC). The scholarship, named for the founder of Publix Super Markets,
provides tuition, fees, books, supplies, and on-campus room and
board annually for up to four years.
recipients are Marietta Nicole Attardo of Fort Walton Beach,
Christina Leon of Winter Haven, Noah Herman Nadler
of Keystone Heights and Kyle Elizabeth Quave of Brooksville.
Attardo attends Choctawhatchee Senior High School and plans to major
in elementary education. Leon attends Winter Haven High school and
plans to major in accounting. Nadler attends Keystone Heights High
School and plans to double-major in sports management and religion.
Quave attends Hernando High School; her major is undeclared.
thrilled to be able to provide a quality education to such worthy
students," said Thomas L. Reuschling, FSC president. "This
scholarship offers the opportunity of a lifetime to deserving students
who may otherwise be unable to attend college."
Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, Florida residents,
Florida high school graduates who are entering Florida Southern
College as freshmen with demonstrated full financial need. To apply,
a student must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA)
of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, participate in school or community activities,
exhibit a strong work ethic, show financial need and express a desire
to succeed. The recipient must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative
GPA at FSC, with the initial calculation at the end of the second
semester, and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
he or she receives the scholarship.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts
college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college offers
more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration
degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is
home to the largest, single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright
architecture in the world.