From left, Mason Garland, Amanda Smith, Joycelynn Joshua, Danielle Walls and Erin Henderson are the 2014 Brenau Scholars.

Embodying the Brenau Ideal

Five Brenau Scholars Shine in Academic and Community Leadership

ForeverGold provides for more abundant scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, like Brenau Scholars – a Women’s College program designed to attract top-performing academic prospects and put them on the leadership track in and out of the classroom. The university offers full freshman-year tuition, about a $25,000 value for the 2014-15 academic year. To renew for subsequent years, students not only must keep grades up but also must participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and service opportunities on and off campus. Here is a closer look at the 2014-15 academic year recipients.

Mason Garland

Good Eye – Mason Garland

Mason Garland had to dissect a cow’s eye in a Jackson County High School science class. The level of the “Yuk!” factor her classmates expressed paled in comparison to the enthusiasm the Hochston, Georgia, native expressed. Brenau pitched the Brenau Sch …

Erin Henderson

‘Black Belt’ in Service – Erin Henderson

When Erin Henderson, of Snellville, Georgia, was just a year old, her parents discovered she suffered from an ophthalmological condition known as “lazy eye.” Technically amblyopia involves the brain’s switching off input from the optic nerve in one eye …

Joycelynn Joshua

Ill Wind Blows Good – Joycelynn Joshua

When Joycelynn Joshua first went to school as a kid in New Orleans, what she encountered was not exactly leading-edge stuff. “You know how you joke about technology in school during your parents’ time? That’s what we had in school [in New Orleans],” sh …

Amanda Smith

Butterfly Effect – Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith’s epiphany occurred while she was pursuing a leadership award for her Cumming, Georgia, Girl Scout troop, helping younger children build a butterfly garden at their school. “I saw how much work goes into planning and making activities for …

Danielle Walls

Straight Shooter – Danielle Walls

Danielle Walls’ cousin had a tennis ball-sized brain tumor extracted when he was 3 years old. She closely observed his slow and painful recovery process, particularly the work with occupational therapists and “what a big impact they had” on his full re …

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