Forest City, Iowa – Mikael Thatcher of Parowan, Utah, was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship at Waldorf College’s Scholarship Day on Saturday, January 19. Twenty-two high school seniors from seven states participated in the competition.
Tonisha Baybayan of Honolulu, Hawaii; Hannah Bartlett of Clear Lake, Iowa; Amanda Bennett of Mason City, Iowa; Adam Brinkman of Manly, Iowa; and Jacob Dedic of Roland, Iowa, received $2,000 scholarships. The remaining 16 participants received free textbooks for fall semester.
For Scholarship Day, candidates are interviewed by Waldorf faculty and staff members and write an essay. Along with high school academic achievement, the interview and essay are used to determine scholarship recipients.
“We had a great turnout of highly qualified students. Their clear commitment to academics makes me confident they will be excellent assets to Waldorf College,” Director of Admissions Scott Pitcher said.
The day of the event, students had the opportunity to tour campus, meet with faculty, and learn about activities at Waldorf, while parents attended discussions about financial aid and student life.
Scholarship Day occurs three times throughout the academic year.