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July 2, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

Ohio student wins Eastern Michigan University's Presidential Scholarship

YPSILANTI — Zachary Smith, of Troy, Ohio, has won a prestigious Eastern Michigan University Presidential Scholarship for 2008-09. The four-year award pays for 30 credit hours per year of in-state tuition each year (valued at $14,901 for the 2007-08 school year).

The competition is open to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.7 grade point and qualifying test score. 

During the competition, students write an essay and participate in a personal interview with a team of faculty, administrators and current EMU students.

Freshmen recipients must live in University housing the first two years of this award, maintain a 3.5 grade point average and complete 15 credits a semester to renew their scholarship.

Fifty students were interviewed and wrote an essay this year, with only 16 scholars being selected for the award.

Smith is a 2008 graduate of Troy High School.


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