Presidential Scholarship


Top scholarship awarded

BLUFFTON, Ohio—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.

Brianna Baker of Defiance, Ohio, is the scholarship recipient.

Baker, the daughter of Vincent and Heather Baker, will be a graduate of Ayersville High School this year. She has been active in the National Honor Society, SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving), FCCLA, Student Government, Student Council, Spanish Club and the math team. She also plays softball.

Baker was one of two winners of Bluffton’s 19th annual Presidential Scholarship competition, which brought 65 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.


-Claire Clay, public relations student assistant