Tanner Coleman of Salem, Ark., has been named the 2003-04 Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship winner at William Woods University.
Amy Shelton McNutt was a William Woods University alumna remembered for her dedication to hard work, education and philanthropy. Each year, the university awards a scholarship in her honor.
The scholarship is awarded annually to only one incoming student. The student is chosen to exemplify high standards of scholarship, potential campus leadership, and dedication to the service of others.
The award covers 75 percent of tuition, room and board at WWU. Although it is renewable, it is only done so if the recipient maintains a strong academic standing, demonstrates leadership qualities by active participation in campus and community service organizations, remains in good social standing and maintains a full-time academic course load.
Coleman’s older brother, Nick, who will graduate from William Woods in May, was also a recipient of the McNutt scholarship.
Throughout his high school career, Coleman participated in an abundant number of activities and organizations. A few of those included: Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, Student Council, Spanish Club, golf team and numerous community service projects.
His leadership skills were demonstrated in his roles as class president and golf team captain, along with his various officer positions in a number of clubs and organizations. He was also responsible for starting the Young Democrats of Fulton County, which was designed to educate young people on important political issues.
While enrolled at WWU, Coleman hopes to pursue pre-law studies, join the national champion Mock Trial team, compete on the men’s golf team and join a fraternity.