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RICHMOND — Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

Local recipients include:

• Prestonsburg High School graduate Charles Alex Noble, of Prestonsburg, has accepted a Colonel Scholarship

• Johnson Central High School graduate Hollie Marie Shelton, of Auxier, has accepted a EKU Colonel PLUS Scholarship

• Prestonsburg High School graduate Ashley Leann Trafelet, of Banner, has accepted a EKU Colonel PLUS Scholarship

• Pike County Central High School graduate Mikayla Ellen Stumbo, of Harold, has accepted a Founders Scholarship

• South Floyd High School graduate Kennedy Elizabeth Hall, of Mc Dowell, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship

• Prestonsburg High School graduate Rebecca Leigh Salyer, of Prestonsburg, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship

“These students have found programs here at EKU that meet their needs academically, therefore Eastern is doing all it can to help them achieve their dreams financially through our merit-based scholarship program,” said Brett Morris, director of admissions at the university. “The process is much easier now because students are granted these scholarships automatically if they qualify. There’s no need for a separate application.”

The Excellence Award, Founders Award, Regents Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship and Merit Scholarship are for incoming high school freshmen. The Colonel, Colonel Plus, Maroon and Maroon Plus scholarships are for incoming transfer students.

For more information about all the scholarships available to EKU students, visit scholarships.eku.edu or call the university’s Scholarship Office at 859-622-8032.

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