Release date: June 6, 2008
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-2919
Honors College contact: Dr. Scott Carnicom, 615-898-2152
JACKSON’S SKELLEY RECEIVES MTSU HONORS COLLEGE BUCHANAN FELLOWSHIP
(MURFREESBORO) — James Patrick Skelley of Jackson has been awarded and accepted a Buchanan Fellowship by the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University.
Skelley, a recent graduate of Liberty Technical Magnet High School, is the son of Richard and Barbara Skelley of Jackson. He will start classes in August.
The Buchanan Fellowship, which covers tuition and includes $1,000 annually for books, is named in honor of MTSU’s Nobel Prize-winning alumnus, Dr. James M. Buchanan. The Buchanan Fellowship, limited to 20 students per year, is the highest award given to an entering freshman at MTSU.
Buchanan Fellowship applicants must have an overall high-school grade point average of 3.5 or higher, an ACT score of 25 or higher or an SAT score of 1160 or higher.
MTSU, which began an honors program in 1973, developed Tennessee’s first Honors College in 1998. The college is housed in the 21,000 square foot Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building, which opened in 2004, on the east side of campus.
Prospective high-school students wanting to apply for a Buchanan Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year must apply for admission and complete the fellowship application by Dec. 1.
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