The Ruston Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association scholarship committee awarded two recipients for a total of $1,000 in book scholarships for the 2013 school year.
To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients must be a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Grambling State University, hold a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate good character, citizenship, dependability, and financial need.
The scholarship recipients were Ryan O’Neal Burton and Mea Dunn, both 2012 graduates of Ruston High School. Burton and Dunn are entering their second semester at Grambling State.
The book scholarships were presented during the Ruston Alumni Chapter’s Dec. 18, 2012 meeting at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
“We are extremely grateful to all of our donors who helped make these
scholarships possible. With their contributions and support, we are able
to have a direct impact on students’ lives,” said Liz White, chapter president.
“We are also setting an
example for donors, students, and other members of the community. Our
contributions illustrate that we believe in the Ruston Chapter’s mission
to increase involvement and generate support for Grambling State
University,” explained White.
It is the desire of the chapter to award this scholarship at the beginning of each academic school year.
Mea said, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”
This is a philosophy she try to live up to each day. Dunn’s parents are David and Regina Dunn and are both GSU graduates. David
received a B.S. degree in nursing, 2004 and Regina received a B.A. in
Social Work in 1985.
“Knowledge is power, a person can steal anything from you, but they cannot steal your knowledge,” said Burton.
Rickey and Phillis Burton are the parents of Ryan. The Burtons are also GSU graduates.
Rickey received his B.S. degree in health and physical education in 1978 and
a M.S. in 1982 in sports administration. Phillis received a B.
A. in Social Work in 1980 and a M.A.T. in Social Sciences in 1998.