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Student receives honors

Posted: April 28, 2014 - 2:18pm

The Norbert O. Scheduler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce that Ellen Huckabay has been accepted as a member of the incoming Fall 2014 class of Honors Scholars.

This highly selective award is made to 75 graduating high school students from Arkansas and elsewhere. Members of the incoming class were selected from a group of more than 200 applicants, of whom 120 underwent full-day interviews on the UCA campus.

The child of Dan and Teresa Huckabay, Ellen is a graduate of Conway High School, achieving a GPA of 4.16 and earning the following academic distinctions: Honors and Conway Scholar. Ellen is a member of the following organizations: National Honor Society, Beta Club, Caring Cats, Key Club International, Future Business Leaders of America, and Student Congress.

In addition to the Honors College Scholarship, Ellen has received the following scholarship awards: Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship, and Toad Suck Daze Scholarship.

Acceptance into the Honors College comes with UCA’s most prestigious scholarship package worth approximately $50,000 over four years, access to a living-learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Honors Hall, and participation in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum with ample opportunities for service learning, project-based education, collaborative work, undergraduate research, and travel or internship support.

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Norbert O. Schedler under President Jefferson Farris, the UCA Honors College has graduated more than 1,000 students. Recognized nationwide as a model for its student-centered curriculum and innovative use of technology, the Honors College seeks to develop high-ability students’ capacities for significant scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

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