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." 

Paul C. Bryant
Amy S. Gray
Bethany Fitzpatrick
Brent A. Ruple
Cameron C. McCree
Ellen E. Elcan
George W. Deimel
John David Gee
John M. Dimaggio
Johnny M. L. Mason
Kelly E. Patten
Keri Y. Wilkinson
Kris B. Knox
Leigh E. Evans
Michael S. Hall
Paulette Dani
Rebecca S. Kastelberg
Tara M. Shofner