Each year Trevecca awards two McClurkan Scholarships, full-tuition scholarships to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated leadership qualities and academic excellence. 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 participate in the competition; following an application and interview process, two recipients are selected. This year’s McClurkan scholars are Jorden Stock and Jordan Van Nest.
A native of Plain City, Ohio, Stock has been very active in theatre and choir at Jonathan Adler High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Stock wants to major in commercial music, and last year he completed a summer internship at Circa Music Studios, in Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of Darby Grace Brethren Church, in Plain City.
Van Nest, from Miamisburg, Ohio, graduated from Miamisburg High School, where he was a member of that school’s marching band and the National Honor Society. VanNest plans to major in physics at Trevecca. He is a member of Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, in Centerville, Ohio. Through that church, Van Nest participated in a mission trip and has been involved in multiple community-service initiatives.
Named for J. O. McClurkan, founder of Trevecca, and begun in 2007, this scholarship is the largest one awarded to incoming freshmen.
Forty-eight prospective freshmen competed for the 2014-2015 McClurkan Scholarships. Personnel in Trevecca’s Office of Admissions were excited by the accomplishments and quality of the students who applied.
“These students are accomplished in many areas, engaged in their communities, and are excellent students. We believe that all of them have promising futures ahead. We are pleased that students of such caliber want to attend Trevecca,” states Melinda Miller, director of admissions.