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." 

E. Cindy Wiseman
Aletha L. Cook
Amber O. Hutchinson
Creenna L. Sheely
Daine T. Bennett
David W. Perez
Helen R. Hayes
James T. Gill
Jamie M. Dale
John M. Riordan
Jonathan W. Leonard
Joshua D. Thompson
Leslie A. Mooney
Lindley C. Shedd
Michael A. Brown
Natalie A. Hall
Priscilla M. Putzier
Sherry L. Littrell
Twila S. Owens