Clayton State University recently selected five outstanding high school graduates to be the University’s first Presidential Scholars.
“These students represent the academic best of our incoming freshmen. They are very talented academically, they wrote competitive essays, and they chose Clayton State,” says Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes, Jr.
Kathleen Barbosa, a recent graduate of Chattahoochee High School, is one of those six scholars.
She doesn’t yet know how being a Presidential Scholar will affect her but, it certainly changes her concerns about tuition and life on campus.
“It gives me a lot more peace of mind that I might be very successful” says Barbosa.
Barbosa is looking forward to learning, meeting and interacting with new acquaintances on campus, and getting involved in clubs, etc. Barbosa’s future major is biology. Clayton State’s biology program offers a concentration in forensic science, a field that Barbosa is interested in joining. Few Georgia colleges offer forensic science in relation to their biology programs, and this helped her choose Clayton State.
“The scenery is beautiful! I’m big on the environment and nature. The diversity on campus also stands out a lot for me. I really love that” she says, adding that she wants to honor her family by fulfilling her dream of successfully graduating from college.
For further information on the Presidential Scholarships program, please contact: Betty Momayezi, director of Recruitment and Admissions at (678) 466-4115 or email: BettyMomayezi@clayton.edu.