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DWU announces Presidential Leadership Scholarship winners

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Dakota Wesleyan University has announced six winners of the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.

DWU interviewed 65 high school seniors last month on campus or via Skype for the DWU Scholarship Days, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15. Students with outstanding academic records, leadership potential and a commitment to service were invited to meet with faculty, staff and students, and further investigate the opportunities DWU has to offer in academics and co-curriculars.

To compete for a Presidential Leadership Scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a 21/980 ACT/SAT score and must meet certain leadership/service qualifications. The award may reach up to $17,000 and is renewable for up to 10 semesters if the student remains in good standing.

The following students were named Presidential Leadership Scholars:

Carter Max, Mitchell, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship and an athletic scholarship to Dakota Wesleyan University. He is a senior at Mitchell High School and the son of Chris and Kim Max.

Spens Schlicht, Woonsocket, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship at DWU. He is a senior at Woonsocket High School and is the son of Shelley Schlicht.

Jenna Schutte, Mitchell, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. She is a senior at Mitchell High School and is the daughter of Brett and Julie Schutte.

Anna Schwader, Winfred, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship and an athletic scholarship to Dakota Wesleyan University. She is a senior at Howard High School and is the daughter of Max and Julie Schwader.

Bailey Thompson, Mitchell, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship at DWU. She is a senior at Mitchell High School and the daughter of June and Peter Thompson.

Gabrielle Warwick, Tea, received the Presidential Leadership Scholarship at DWU. She is a senior at Tea Area High School and is the daughter of Connie and William Warwick.