At the college level
Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:40 am
The Messenger 06.29.11
Bret Reid Wiggins from Obion County Central High School in Troy is one of 20 students that Middle Tennessee State University has designated as a James M. Buchanan Fellow for the 2011-12 school year.
The scholarship, awarded through the University Honors College, provides full tuition and fees for students for up to eight semesters, as well as support for books, for study abroad and for other benefits. This year’s class will be the fifth in MTSU’s history.
This year’s incoming class was chosen from among about 175 applications from throughout the state and nation. This year’s recipients have an average ACT score of 32 and an average grade point average that exceeds 3.9. Students, who had to submit credentials and essays, represent a variety of majors and will take some classes together their first two years.
The fellowship is named for Dr. James M. Buchanan, an MTSU graduate who won a Nobel Prize.
Bret Reid Wiggins, James M. Buchanan Fellow, Middle Tennessee State University, Obion County Central High School