BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has awarded four incoming freshman with the Presidential Scholarship. These academically talented high school seniors will be awarded a full tuition scholarship to reward their outstanding achievements. These students include Carlyn Amon of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; Riley Meyers of DuBois, Pennsylvania; Kennedy Quillen of Vienna, West Virginia; and Jenna Scott of New Castle, Indiana.

The 2017-2018 academic year will commence the inaugural Presidential Scholarship. Bethany College President Dr. Tamara Rodenberg brought the scholarship to the College to honor those in highest academic standing.

“It is my privilege to honor these incoming freshman with the Presidential Scholarship,” said Rodenberg. “These four students embody the best leaders, and they are rich in academia. Their commitment to their high schools in both academic and extracurricular activities prove that they are distinctive.”

These students were selected after undergoing a thorough application process, as well as on campus interviews with a panel of three faculty members. More than 30 prospective students applied for the prestigious scholarship.

Carlyn Amon is graduating from Montour High School in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Future Educators Association, Light of Life and the Montour Cure Finders. She is also a member of the softball team and is heavily involved in the school’s theatre program. In the fall, Amon plans to major in Biology and be a member of the women’s softball team. She also plans to be involved with Bethany’s theatre program.

Riley Meyers is graduating from DusBois Central Catholic in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Meyers, the daughter of Rusty and Lori, has held several leadership positions including being captain as well as the MVP of her school’s soccer team, President of Student Council and a member of the National Honors Society. In the fall, she plans to play soccer, run track and become involved in the College’s Communications & Media Arts Department.

Kennedy Quillen is graduating from Parkersburg High School in Vienna, West Virginia. Her leadership abilities are portrayed through the numerous clubs and organizations she is a part of. This includes being President of the Student Council, President of the National Honors Society, Senior High Representative in WVAC and Captain of Junior Varsity Basketball. In the fall, Quillen plans to pursue a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and be involved with the Outdoors Club and the Equestrian Team.

Jenna Scott is graduating from Liberty Christian School in New Castle, Indiana. Scott is heavily involved in different organizations at her school. She is the President of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of Student Council, Vice President of her Church Youth Group, the first chair flute and is involved in Irish Dances. In the fall, she plans to play volleyball and be involved with Greek life.

Bethany College established the Presidential Scholarship to give recognition to high school seniors who have achieved great academic success. The application process includes a completed application for admission, official high school transcripts, SAT and ACT scores, as well as a required essay.

About Bethany College

Bethany College is located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.