by Emily Vontom, Published November 13, 2012
Tiffany Browne, 18, has a dream to teach English. Now, after winning a Presidential Scholarship to Eastern Michigan University, her dreams are a few steps closer to coming true.
Browne, is majoring in language, literature and writing. She is also considering minors in both psychology and Teaching as a Second Language (TESOL). She graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, Mich.
"I am focused on transitioning into college life," said Browne. "The faculty and staff here truly care about their students' success and making a connection with them. That is very important to me."
Browne isn't currently involved in any student organizations, because she wants to focus on academics and getting into the groove of college living. But, she says, she can't wait to start getting more involved on campus.
"The highlight of my first year at Eastern has been meeting so many incredible people and being exposed to so much new knowledge," Browne said. "And, I am so thankful for those who helped me get to this point in my life and I am excited to take advantage of every amazing opportunity."
Presidential Scholars are selected during EMU's annual Presidential Scholarship Competition. Awards are based on a competitive exam. To compete, high school seniors must have either a 3.7 GPA, with a minimum of a 25 ACT or 1,150 SAT score. Each scholarship winner must also complete a successful interview.