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."

Derik W. Trowler
Abbie A. Thompson
Amanda M. Lee
Ashleigh A. Means
Cara J. Murry
Carolyn M. House
Christie L. Allen
Elizabeth R. Caudle
Heather N. Rankin
Jadiann C. Thompson
Jessica L. Hesseltine
Kimberly A. Nottenkamper
Lindsay E. Joyce
Megan M. Ellis
Rachel M. Martin
Rebekah R. Horton
Stacy L. Anderson