Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca announces winners of McClurkan Scholarships

Trevecca is pleased to announce the two winners of the McClurkan Scholarships, the largest scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen. Named for J. O. McClurkan, founder of Trevecca, the scholarships were first awarded in 2007, and this year 37 prospective freshmen competed for these scholarships. Applicants for the incoming freshman class who have minimum 29 ACT or 1280 SAT and a 3.5 high school GPA and who have distinguished themselves by their leadership activities may be invited to apply and participate in the competition, which includes an interview process.

This year’s McClurkan Scholars are Grayson Ayres and Alycia Alsbrooks.

Ayres, from Frisco, Texas, has been very active in the marching and concert bands and Young Politicians of America at Frisco High School.  He serves on his church worship team, volunteers at Victim Relief Ministries, and has been a student leader on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.  His field of study at Trevecca will be music business.

Alsbrooks, from Bel Air, Maryland, attends C. Milton Wright High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Future Educators Association, a senior mentor, and a member of the senior class council. Additionally, she has served in leadership positions at her church. She plans to study math education.

Kathryn Baugher, associate provost and dean of enrollment management, expressed the University’s gratitude to those who were part of the competition for the scholarship: “The students selected to interview for the McClurkan Scholarship are among the best and brightest candidates for admission each year. Their academic credentials, their commitment to leadership and service through their demonstrated activities in high school, and their promise for the future at Trevecca were impressive. Trevecca was honored to have them interview, and University personnel were delighted to learn more about their interest in a Christian college education.”