Presidential Scholarship gives new EMU freshman opportunities to succeed

by Emily Vontom, Published November 12, 2012

Emily Lundh, a freshman at Eastern Michigan University, doesn't know quite yet where she is going, but she knows how she is going to get there.

Lundh, 18, graduated from Salem High School in Canton, Mich. and is one of 16 new Presidential Scholars at Eastern this year. The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year of in-state tuition, housing, food allowance and mandatory fees.

"Eastern offers a large variety of majors and minors, which is good because I'm undecided and need options," said Lundh. "Eastern is close to home which is good because I'm very close to my family."

Despite not knowing what academic path she wants to travel, Lundh has become active on campus as a Fast Track group leader and through VISION's Alternative Spring Break, she says

"Getting to experience so many things at college and meeting so many people has been a highlight," Lundh said. "I'm most looking forward to going on Alternative Spring Break and learning more in my classes."

Lundh, a member of the Eastern Michigan women's soccer team, is grateful for the scholarship and opportunity at Eastern, she says.

"I am thankful for my scholarship and can't wait for four great years at Eastern," Lundh said. "I just want to be happy and love what I do."

Presidential Scholars are selected during Eastern's annual Presidential Scholarship Competition in December. 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 score or 1,150 SAT score. Each scholarship winner must also complete a successful interview.



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