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Bagwell receives transfer scholarships at Highlands Gala and GHC Honors Night

Georgia Highlands College student Amelia Bagwell recently received several recognitions for her academic excellence. During GHC Honors Night on Thursday, April 10th, Bagwell received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship is the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country with 85 finalists selected from 3,705 applications representing 737 community colleges from 48 states, two U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Scholars were selected based on high academic ability and achievements, persistence, leadership, and financial need.

At Honors Night, Bagwell also received recognition for meeting the criteria to receive an Honors diploma and for Honors Paper of the Year.

On Friday, April 11th at the second annual Highlands Gala, Bagwell was also awarded one of two Heritage Honors Scholarships. Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to current honors students and each applicant is required to complete an honors research project culminating in the creation and display of a scholarly poster presentation. Each project is then evaluated, both for the aesthetic quality of its presentation and the academic quality of its research.

I am extremely grateful and beyond thrilled to have received these scholarships. The award is definitely life changing. I am especially thankful to Dr. Watterson, Dr. Musselwhite, Jayme Feagin and all my professors for their support and encouragement, stated Bagwell.

Bagwell will graduate in May with an honors diploma, an Associate of Arts degree in psychology and an Associate of Science degree in education. She and her husband Mark live in Cartersville and together have six children. Four of their children are also in college two at Georgia Highlands College, one at Emory University, and one at Chattahoochee Technical College.

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