The Volunteer Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce that Alissa Peaine and Allissa Smith, both students at Bethel University, have been selected to the McWherter Scholars scholarship program for the 2018-19 scholastic year:
Peaine is a junior music education major from Parsons, and Smith is a senior from Adamsville double majoring in history and education.
McWherter Scholars are rural West Tennesseans who represent colleges and universities in West Tennessee outside of Memphis. Each student is nominated by the head of her or his college or university and selected from an extremely competitive group of students.
“I am pleased that we continue to have students who are recognized by this organization,” said Bethel President Walter Butler. “To me, this shows that we are preparing our students to stand out academically and professionally. Furthermore, I have personally been involved in programming associated with the McWherter Scholarship program, and I am excited to know that both of these deserving women will be taking part in some very meaningful educational enrichment.”
The Volunteer Center for Rural Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of rural Tennesseans. The Center especially emphasizes economic development and jobs, the education of our children and all citizens, and developing future leaders.
Each applicant must be a resident of Tennessee, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and attend an eligible West Tennessee college or university full time. Each applicant should have at least a 3.5 GPA. Each student receives a scholarship of up to $2,000. The amount of the scholarship depends upon the student’s participation.