Presidential Scholarship Winner


Top scholarship awarded

An incoming student at Bluffton University has been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $110,000 for four years.

Alexandra Smith of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, is the scholarship recipient.

Smith, the daughter of Dale and Kelli Smith, will be a graduate of Mohawk High School this year. She has been active in Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. She plays basketball and soccer and was named soccer team captain in 2015. Smith also serves as the vice-president for the senior class and French Club.  She is the business manager and editor of the yearbook.

Smith was one of two winners of Bluffton’s 18th annual Presidential Scholarship competition, which brought 69 high-achieving high school seniors to campus to write an essay in response to a faculty lecture and previously assigned readings. Invited students had grade point averages of 3.5 or higher and a composite score of at least 25 on the ACT or 1130 on the SAT.

The Presidential Scholarship is renewable with a GPA of 3.0 or above at Bluffton.