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Milligan recognizes 2018 Jeanes Scholarship recipients

Danielle Bryant

MILLIGAN COLLEGE (Sept. 18, 2018) – Milligan College awarded its most prestigious academic award scholarship, the Jeanes Honors Scholarships, to freshmen, Danielle Bryant of Powell, Tennessee, and Lydia Helton of Kingsport, Tennessee.

As the 2018 Jeanes Honors Scholars, Bryant and Helton are recognized for their outstanding academic ability, commitment to scholarly pursuits, sincere Christian faith and their service to others.

Bryant graduated from Powell High School. As a senior, she was the captain of the varsity women’s basketball team. She also served as the National Honor Society president, where she raised money and awareness for the many community service projects the organization sponsors. She is the daughter of David and Donna Bryant.

When choosing her college, Bryant acknowledged that Milligan’s community and support system set the college apart from others.

“I knew I was meant to attend Milligan after my first visit. The community is amazing and extremely supportive,” recounted Bryant. “It is the school I feel will help me accomplish my dreams and I hope to give back a portion of what it has already given me.”

Already, Bryant is a member of Milligan’s women’s basketball team and plans to major in biology.

Lydia Helton

Helton, a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, played in the orchestra and was active in various clubs there. She was a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship program, an AP scholar with honor, and a member of the National Honors Society. She is the daughter of David and JoElla Helton.

For Helton, Milligan’s mission to educate servant leaders resonated the most.

“I chose Milligan because I love the Christian atmosphere, sense of community and the emphasis placed on servant leadership,” said Helton. “I feel confident that Milligan will be a place to grow in my faith alongside earning an education.”

She plans to major in psychology and is interested in occupational therapy.

Named in memory of former president Dr. Donald Jeanes, the Jeanes Scholarships are full-tuition, merit-based academic awards that are part of the Milligan Honors Program. This scholarship provides an advanced opportunity for high-achieving students from all major fields to deepen their intellectual scholarship, leadership and service.

Upcoming college freshmen who are interested in Milligan’s Honors Program and honors scholarships for fall 2019 must be admitted and submit the Honors Program Application by December 1, 2018. Candidates for honors scholarships are selected based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT-I scores. For more information, visit

Posted by on September 18, 2018.