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Davis earns Milligan’s top academic scholarship

Sarah DavisMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 19, 2013) — Sarah Davis, a senior at Manteno High School in Manteno, Ill., will attend Milligan College this fall as the 2013 Jeanes Scholar.

The Jeanes Scholarship is a merit-based, academic scholarship. It is Milligan’s most prestigious academic scholarship.

“We are happy that our highest academic scholarship award is named for former president Donald Jeanes, whose legacy of Christian leadership led Milligan College to new levels of success and impact,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “Alongside his wife, Clarinda, Don’s commitment to excellence and deep faith in God were inspirations to our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”

Candidates for honors scholarships are selected based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT-I scores. A selection committee invites five to six candidates to Milligan’s campus for a day of interviews. The deadline to apply for Milligan’s honors scholarships is Dec. 1.

Other academic scholarships are awarded on a weekly basis and are based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT-I scores. The deadline for Milligan’s leadership scholarships is Feb. 1 and requires an additional application. Fine arts scholarships (music, photography, theater and art) are awarded year round and require an audition or portfolio.

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

At Manteno High, Davis excels in academics and is involved in several extracurricular activities. She participates in the Manteno “Magic” Show Choir, the Manteno High Band, Math Club, Academic Team and Worldwide Youth in Science in Engineering Team. In a recent state competition, Davis placed fifth in the area of English. She also is involved in the “Mundo” club, Panther Pals Club and Consumer Science Club.

Davis is a member of Christian Church of Manteno, where she is an active member of the youth group, serving on its leadership team and planning events and fundraisers. She also participated in her church’s “Rent-a-Kid” program, where she did volunteer work to raise money for youth trips. Along with being an active member of the youth group, Davis works in the church library and as part of the worship ministry.

“I chose Milligan College because it is a small Christian school with a beautiful campus,” said Davis. “I love the core values that are held by Milligan students, faculty and staff.”

She is the daughter of Douglas and Rebecca Davis. Her brother, Tommy Parker, is a 2012 Milligan graduate and now works as web manager and designer in Milligan’s public relations office. Her sister, Lydia Parker Baldwin, is a 2010 Milligan graduate.

For more information about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university 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 University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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