Milligan awards top academic scholarships

Sullivan Central student awarded top scholarship

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN ( May 13, 2008 ) — For the second consecutive year, a Sullivan Central High School student has been awarded Milligan College’s top academic scholarship. Rachel Martin of Blountville, Tenn., is the 2008 recipient of Milligan’s Kenneth and Jacklyn Oosting Scholarship, a merit-based, full scholarship. Amanda Morrell of Bristol, Tenn., received the scholarship in 2007.

Martin was one of four finalists for this top freshman scholarship honor. The finalists were chosen from 15 applications.

As an Oosting scholar, Martin is recognized for outstanding academic ability, a demonstration of commitment to scholarly pursuits, a sincere Christian faith and service to others.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Martin also will play soccer for the Lady Buffs.

“I think Rachel has the ability to make an immediate impact on the college and our program,” said head coach Lisa Buckley. “Her work ethic is unquestionable and I am confident that she will do well at Milligan.”

Martin is the daughter of Freddy and Carol Martin of Blountville. Her intended major is biology with plans to attend medical school following her undergraduate studies at Milligan.

Milligan’s second largest scholarship was awarded to Tommy Parker of Manteno, Ill.

Parker is the 2008 recipient of the Beamer Scholarship, named for Todd Beamer whose September 11 heroics on United Airlines Flight 92 have been widely recognized. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in high academic standing who has demonstrated leadership qualities.

Parker is the son of Thomas Parker and Rebecca Davis. His intended major is Bible.

For more information about scholarships at Milligan College , please contact the admissions office at 423.461.8730.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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