Mars Hill University Announces Second Class of Blackwell Scholars

Top row (l-r): Aaron Adams, Maya Adams, Kyle Beasley and Brennen Jones
Bottom row (l-r): Grace Mayer, Lance Richardson, William Simpson and Ajani Wade

Eight students will make up the second class of Blackwell Scholars at Mars Hill University. The Blackwell Scholarship is an academic and merit based award which recognizes students who are involved in leadership and citizenship activities in their high schools, and want to continue in those types of roles at Mars Hill University. In addition to receiving a significant financial award, Blackwell Scholars will work with on-campus mentors to help them develop leadership skills, broaden connections on campus, and engage in important events and projects on- and off-campus.

Blackwell Scholars for the 2022–23 academic year are (with hometown and anticipated academic major):

  • Aaron Adams – Lumberton, North Carolina (health & human performance)
  • Maya Adams – Taylorsville, North Carolina (integrated health sciences)
  • Kyle Beasley – Greensboro, Georgia (business administration)
  • Brennen Jones – Concord, North Carolina (integrated health sciences)
  • Grace Mayer – Raleigh, North Carolina (integrated health sciences)
  • Lance Richardson – North East, Maryland (elementary education)
  • William Simpson – Lebanon, Tennessee (religion & philosophy)
  • Ajani Wade – Athens, Georgia (integrated health sciences)