SBU awards competitive academic scholarships

March 19, 2014 

Southwest Baptist University awarded more than 200 Dutile Scholars Awards to prospective students during the annual Scholars Day scholarship competition Feb. 8.

Lee’s Summit students who received the scholarship include:

Alexia Jones is a homeschooled student. She is the daughter of Todd and Ellen Jones.

Tyler O’Neal is a homeschooled student. He is the son of Chad and Tracey O’Neal. He also has been accepted into SBU’s Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program.

Tanner Qualls of is a homeschooled student. He is the son of Mike and Becky Qualls.

Joshua Robinson of is a student at Lee’s Summit West High School. He is the son of Cedar and Sarah Robinson.

More than 200 students competed for the scholarships by being interviewed by a faculty panel and writing an essay. The University also awarded four J.R. Maupin full tuition scholarships and selected students for the Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program.

The Dutile Awards of up to $2,500 are in addition to the University’s merit-based scholarship program that offers scholarships from $6,000 to $11,000 based on ACT/SAT scores and high school grade-point average.

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