Grace College is pleased to announce four 2022 full-tuition President’s Scholarship recipients: Seth Busby of Middletown, Ind., Hannah Kozlowski of Mukwonago, Wis., Jozee King-Cook of Lakeville, Ind., and Jai’Lin Parker of Elkhart, Ind.
Presidential Scholarship Days, an annual competition for high-achieving high school seniors, awards more than $2 million in scholarships. These days are one facet of the robust financial aid program at Grace College which provides institutional financial aid to 100% of its students with more than 25% attending tuition-free. This year, the scholarship days transpired on four different Fridays throughout the year. One full-ride scholarship was awarded at each event.
Jozee King-Cook, who won the first full-tuition scholarship of the competition, was so excited to attend Grace that she pushed up her original fall enrollment date to start this past January.
“This scholarship is extremely important to me because it signifies more than just payment for college; it signifies all of the hard work, dedication, strength, faith and will it took to reach this point,” says Jozee, who is now living on campus and studying world languages and English education. She intends on becoming an English language teacher to people around the world.
Hannah Kozlowski also has plans of pursuing an English degree and is awaiting the day she will officially call Grace College home.
“For me, the biggest part of receiving this scholarship is God’s undeniable hand of provision and guidance,” said Hannah. “The Presidential Scholarship not only helped me financially, but it also served as a means of confirmation from God. I am so excited to go to Grace and to see what God will do during my time there.”
Jai’Lin Parker also recognizes that without God, this opportunity would not be possible. “I am truly honored and excited that I have won this scholarship,” said Jai’Lin. “God is a way maker, and I am thankful for this opportunity He has given me.”
Jai’Lin plans on studying accounting at Grace. She hopes to become a successful African American businesswoman who inspires the next generation of African American children to become whatever they dream of becoming.
Also dreaming of making an impact in the business world, Seth Busby will major in business administration and sports business at Grace. He hopes to enter the field of business law.
“I feel honored and blessed to have received this life-changing scholarship,” said Seth. “This is something that will have an immense impact on my future path.”
Presidential Scholarship Days are for students who meet two or more of the following criteria: 3.75 GPA, top 20% class rank and 1230 SAT or 26 ACT. Larger scholarships range from $15,000 per year to full-tuition, and all attendees receive a minimum of $1,000 per year added to their generous merit scholarships.
This year’s 263 competing scholars came from 18 states and four foreign countries. Their average high school GPA was above a 4.0.
The event schedule kicked off with an optional lunch and campus tour. The scholars then attended a student life panel before participating in 20-minute interviews with Grace College professors. The day continued with academic group meetings and wrapped up with a formal dinner where guests heard from the Grace College administration.
This story originally appeared in a press release from Grace College. Find more information about Grace on their website here.