Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-07-18
Samford University students Julia Hayes of Homewood and Antonia Littleton of Hoover have been selected to receive scholarships from the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program sponsored by the Birmingham chapter of Executive Women International. Criteria for selection include having clearly defined career goals and objectives, and possessing motivation and potential.
Hayes and Littleton are both enrolled in Samford's Metro Programs curriculum for adult students.
Hayes, a liberal studies major, received a $1,500 scholarship.
Littleton, an elementary education major, received a $3,000 scholarship.
The ASIST program provides financial support to adult students who are working to improve their status in life through education.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.