Isaiah Buse, a senior high school student from Houston, Missouri, is the 2020-21 Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship recipient at William Woods University. The official award was presented to Buse yesterday during a ceremony at Houston High School.
Amy Shelton McNutt was a William Woods alumna remembered for her dedication to hard work, education and philanthropy. Each year, the University awards a scholarship in her name to one incoming student who exemplifies 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 through active participation in campus and community service organizations, remains in good social standing and maintains a full-time academic course load.
Buse has been a member of the honor roll throughout junior and senior high school, and will graduate in May with a grade point average of 3.9. He was also a member of the varsity basketball and tennis teams at Houston High School. Intending to study Communication at William Woods, Buse has served as a paid intern for the Houston Herald newspaper since August 2019. Extremely active in the community, Buse served as an assistant for the City of Houston’s Parks and Recreation Department; organizer of Operation Christmas Child, a church charity that provides Christmas gifts for children in Third World countries; a vending business owner; and a correctional officer for the Texas County Sheriff’s Office.