Mars Hill University Welcomes Inaugural Laurel Scholars

Pictured from left to right: Davidson “Lon” Teachey, Jordan Hulsey, Kara Halouma and Sawyer Parker

Mars Hill University announces the inaugural class of scholars to receive the university’s most prestigious academic award, the Laurel Scholarship. The Laurel Scholarship, established in 2021 and awarded for the first time to members of the 2022–23 incoming class, 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 inaugural class of Laurel Scholars are (with hometown and anticipated academic major):

  • Kara Halouma – Knoxville, Tennessee (criminal justice)
  • Jordan Hulsey – Sanford, North Carolina (business administration)
  • Sawyer Parker – Marshall, North Carolina (integrated education)
  • Davidson “Lon” Teachey – Rose Hill, North Carolina (criminal justice)