These students were awarded $5,000 scholarships, characterized as academic "overachievers." Like Brandon Burlsworth, these are students, primarily from smaller towns, who did not receive much attention when they arrived on campus as freshmen, but who have, through hard work, perseverance and character become academic "stars." 

Jodi Erin Belk
Natascha Danielle Bunner
Holden Dale Chavis
Rachel Eaton
Amanda R. Eddy
Andrew Joel Powell
Courtney L. Hill
Jennifer Puanani Holmes-Smith
Brandon L. Richardson
Maggie Jo Pruitt
Lane Tucker Wood
Shicong Xu