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Ohio Wesleyan awards SP student full tuition scholarships

DELAWARE — Brianna Barnes of South Point has been awarded scholarships covering full tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year at Ohio Wesleyan University. Barnes, the daughter of Janet and Mark Barnes, is a senior at South Point High School.

Ohio Wesleyan is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 22 Division III varsity sports.

Ohio Wesleyan recently was named one of three colleges in the nation to earn a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service and is included among the “decade’s 15 hottest colleges” by the Daily Beast, a leading Web-based media outlet founded by Tina Brown, a former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.

Barnes was selected as a Schubert Honors Scholar at Ohio Wesleyan based on her outstanding academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and potential for success at the university.

She earned scholarships covering her first year’s tuition by participating in an essay competition that challenged participants to think about “Global Opportunities for Global Citizens: From Theory to Practice at Ohio Wesleyan University.”

“Ohio Wesleyan’s Schubert Honors Scholars are exemplary students,” said Lee Harrell, assistant vice president of admission and financial aid. “Their impressive personal, academic, and talent-based achievements distinguish them as individuals with exceptional potential for success here. OWU provides many opportunities for them to receive ‘theory-to-practice’ experiences, as well as off-campus study and community service learning.”

In addition to access to honors courses and tutorials, Ohio Wesleyan’s Schubert Honors Scholars also are eligible for possible induction into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

Only 8 percent of America’s most distinguished college and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.

For information about applying to Ohio Wesleyan, visit http://admission.owu.edu/index.html.