Introducing Our 2023-24 Laurel Scholars

Mars Hill University announces its second class of scholars to receive the university’s most prestigious academic award, the Laurel Scholarship. The Laurel Scholarship was established in 2021 and covers the full cost of tuition.

The Laurel Scholarship is available to Incoming freshmen and early college students pursuing a full-time traditional undergraduate degree at Mars Hill. To be eligible, students must meet two out of three requirements: minimum 3.8 high school grade point average, be in the top five percent of their graduating class, score at least 1300 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT. Other factors taken into consideration include essays, recommendations, and interviews.

The 2023-24 incoming class of Laurel Scholars are:

  • Anna Boyles – Bluff City, Tennessee
  • Willa Gettys – Bostic, North Carolina
  • Bayden Jones – Concord, North Carolina
  • Brandon Mawdsley – Hendersonville, Tennessee

Laurel Scholars also are part of Mars Hill’s Honors Program. The Honors Program is a unique curricular program which features a multi-disciplinary approach that complements the university’s interdisciplinary general education core. It consists of honors mini-courses, which meet throughout the semester to supplement a student’s regular class load. Students enrolled in the honors program also have special housing selections and access to the Honors Center, which is their own space to build community, connect, host movie nights and gatherings, and study.