Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Recipients Honored at President’s Brunch

February 17, 2014

Presidents Brunch

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The best and brightest of the incoming freshmen class at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were invited to attend the President’s Brunch held on February 8 at the Woo Sung Lee Welcome Center.

The President’s Brunch was hosted by Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and First Lady Kathy Killebrew for the top 10 incoming freshmen students and their parents. Those present included members of the University Scholarship Committee and President’s Ambassadors, faculty representing each of the colleges, and former chairs of the President's Council.

This year, Hailey Wallgren was selected to receive the Presidential Top Scholar award. The award consists of a $32,000 scholarship ($8,000 annually).Wallgren was valedictorian in a class of 185 students at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Throughout high school, she was active in several clubs and was involved in community service projects for Habitat for Humanity and Kids Against Hunger.

Wallgren was attracted to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi because of her interest in marine biology. She plans to major in Biology and earn a Master of Science in Marine Biology.

Each year, A&M-Corpus Christi receives more than 1,700 scholarship applications from incoming freshmen competing for the Presidential Scholarship Program. The top 10 applicants are selected for an in-person interview with members of the University Scholarship Committee.

In addition to the Presidential Top Scholar Award, three of the top 10 students are selected as Presidential Finalist Scholars, and six will receive the Presidential Scholarship. Other scholarships available for incoming freshmen include the Islander Scholar, Academic Achievement Scholarship, and the Student Leader Top Scholarship. For more information on scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen, CLICK HERE