MARQUETTE – Twelve high school seniors from Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Tennessee have been awarded full-ride scholarships to Northern Michigan University through the “Triple A” scholarship competition.

            In order to be selected, the students had to travel to NMU and participate in a competition that included brainteaser exercises and a one-on-one interview with a faculty member. The students were scored based on their leadership, interpersonal skills and negotiation, and were assigned points based on their high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. In order to be eligible for the competition, students needed to have a GPA of 3.50 or higher and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher. 

            The Presidential/Harden scholarship completely covers tuition, required fees, and room and board for eight consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

            The NMU Presidential/Harden scholarship recipients for 2006 are:


            Breckenridge: Joshua Corbat, Breckenridge High School; Burton: Robert Vest, Bendle High School; Charlevoix: Benjamin Scheelk, Charlevoix High School; Clarkston: Sara Hartley, Clarkston High School; Grosse Pointe Woods: Meryl Masserang, Grosse Pointe North High School; Midland: Ben Wilson, Dow High School; Saline: Grace Valentine, Saline High School; Sawyer: Bree Prehn, River Valley High School; Vestaburg: Cameron Witbeck, Vestaburg High School;



            Bolingbrook: Lindsay Hagner, Joliet Catholic High School;



            Nashville: Nidhish Sasi, Hillwood Comprehensive High School;



            North Prairie: Jaclyn Beck, Mukwonago High School.


Prepared By
Becky Kratz