Hailey Butler receives jumbo check

William Woods awards largest McNutt Scholarship to incoming student

William Woods University(WWU) has awarded its largest scholarship to an incoming student – the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship – for the class that will begin attending WWU in the Fall 2023 semester.

Hailey Butler of Wamego, Kansas, is this year’s recipient of the McNutt Scholarship, which is presented each year to one incoming student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and character. The scholarship is named for Amy Shelton McNutt, a William Woods alumna remembered for her dedication to hard work, education and philanthropy.

Hailey Butler receives jumbo check

Butler was surprised by members of the William Woods administration at her high school, Wamego High School, on February 14, where she was awarded the scholarship that is worth $154,800.

“We couldn’t ask for a better recipient of the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship than Hailey Butler,” said Dr. Andy Otto, Vice-President of Enrollment Services at William Woods. “In the short time we have had to interact with her, we have found her to be the epitome of what we’ve come to expect of our McNutt Scholarship recipients. Hailey will be an outstanding representative of William Woods and someone we look forward to seeing have a positive impact on our campus community and the world,” he said.

While in high school Butler has earned a GPA of 3.8, while being involved in Future Farmers of America, Peer Chamber, Debate, 4-H, Cross-Country and Dance. Planning to major in Equestrian Administration at William Woods, she also interns at local equine center where she helps care for 60-80 horses, assisting with lessons, show preparation and the tack shop.

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