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."

Dixie L. Androes
Amber D. Tripodi
Barry J. Hunter
Charles D. Jeffers
Darla J. Masters
Genell M. Ebbini
Herbert L. Buchanan
James A. Pierce
Jerald A. Sharum
Kathleen S. Prejean
Katreena Van Vida
Michael S. Hall
Myranda M. Creech
Nathan D. Howard
Sarah E. Clemons
Sena M. Martens
Steven W. Pate
Theresa H. Story
Twila S. Owens
Zachary R. Hagins