Brenau Scholar

The Brenau Scholar Pattern

Brenau Scholars 2013

As part of a gemstone program of institutional aid, paid from annual giving to the university, four 2013 Brenau University Women’s College freshmen recently joined the ranks of a select group of students who excel – not only academically but also as contributing members of their communities. The full scholarship, valued at about $22,000 per […]

Sarah Dove: Dove-tailing Classroom and Career

Sarah Dove quickly learned that, try as you may, you simply cannot add more hours to a day. Still, the new Women’s College freshman seems determined to keep trying. As one of four Brenau Scholars for 2013-14, Dove juggles her busy class schedule as a theater major with a work-study job at the Brenau University […]

Emily Burgess: Direction Finder

Like many an actor, Emily Burgess also wants to direct. Then again, the Brenau Women’s College freshman has gotta dance. On top of that, there’s her all-in commitment to sorority life. Burgess, a 2013-14 Brenau Scholar from Dalton, Ga., is also looking for a few good older citizens of the community with whom she can […]

Emily Bruce: Novel Approach

Growing up in Gainesville, Ga., Brenau Women’s College freshman Emily Bruce knew immediately there was one major benefit to coming to school at Brenau: She would never get lost. “I know a lot about this area, so I don’t get lost here as easily,” says Bruce, one of four Brenau Scholars named for the 2013-14 […]

Rebeca Arevalo: The Quiet One

Rebeca Arevalo knows you don’t have to be loud to be heard. “I’m a really reserved person who doesn’t speak a lot,” says Arevalo, who is from Lawrenceville, Ga. “But that doesn’t mean I’m not dedicated in my studies. It’s my secret weapon. I’m not showy or flashy, but when it comes to academics, I […]

Brenau Scholar: Ensley Caldwell

ENSLEY CALDWELL, a theater major from Newnan, Ga., has two main goals in life: to travel and to act. Her adventurous life plan isn’t drawn from any particular role models, she says. “I’m just kind of paving my own way.” Ensley chose Brenau because of its outstanding theater program. “I saw a few shows there, […]

Brenau Scholar: Rachel McFarland

RACHEL MCFARLAND will make good use of her outgoing, laid-back personality as the music teacher she is studying to be and in her very first job, as a waitress at Cheddar’s in Gainesville. Rachel has a no-fail attitude about the challenge of balancing work and school. “It helps to schedule out my whole day to […]

Brenau Scholar: Kassidy Locke

KASSIDY LOCKE was steered toward her goal of studying occupational therapy by doing something that most parents do for their children but hardly any children do for their parents: she watched her dad learn to walk. Kassidy’s father, Tommy, has had a degenerative spine disease since Kassidy was in elementary school. This disease dramatically altered […]

Brenau Scholar: Bailey Hicks

BAILEY HICKS said her friends would probably describe her as a “very quirky” person who doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she can switch her upbeat giggle to a furrowed brow of determination very quickly if the need arises. “I can be serious if I need to be, whether on or off the court,” she […]

Brenau Scholar: Esther Sindler

ESTHER SINDLER hesitates when asked to name her hometown. “There are quite a few hometowns,” she says. “Right now we’re in Flintstone, Ga., but that changes frequently.” Esther is the child of two Christian missionaries. She spent nine years of her life in the African city of Dakar, Senegal. “We didn’t live in a hut […]

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