POMEROY — Meigs High School Class of 2017 graduate Angela Danielle Morris was selected as a recipient of the Hagan Scholarship.
Morris is the daughter of Angela and Danny Morris of Middleport and a graduate of Meigs High School. She will be attending Ohio University to pursue degrees in accounting and business.
The Hagan Scholarship is a need based, merit scholarship; intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college, according to the scholarship website. These students will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars will attend 207 colleges and universities, fall 2017.
As announced during the Meigs High School Senior Awards Ceremony, Morris’ scholarship will total more than $40,000 over four years as she attends Ohio University.
In addition to a scholarship application, finalists selected for the Hagan Scholarship must travel to Columbia, Missouri, to complete an interview process as part of the selection process.
The dollar amount of each scholarship disbursement will be determined each semester by Hagan Scholarship Foundation (HSF) by totaling the cost for Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, and Books and Supplies as published by the school; then, deducting one-half of the dollar amount of the parents FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the dollar amount of ALL grants, scholarships, awards and waivers obtained by or awarded to the recipient.
The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, grants and awards received by recipient.
In addition, during the fall semester of the second year of college recipients will be provided with a personal $10,000 Schwab Scholar Account. During the fall semester of the third year of college recipients who have achieved a 3.50 CGPA will receive a Study Abroad Award. During the fall semester of the fourth year of college recipients will receive $1,000 after establishing a personal Schwab Brokerage Account.
Recipients must attend a mandatory workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college. Recipients must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college and provide proof of employment.
Requirements for the scholarship include a high school GPA of 3.5 or above, an ACT score of 23 or higher or a 1,200 on the new SAT, must enroll in a four year college following high school graduation and must work 240 hours in the 12 months leading up to the start of college.
The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving, self-motivated student, who aspires to obtain a four-year college education to realize his or her full potential.