WITS participants are eligible for Limestone's new McMillan Scholarships.
Limestone College is kicking off the New Year with a brand new scholarship program designed specifically for women.
The grants will be worth $8,000 annually for a total of $32,000 over four years.
Named in honor of one of Limestone's longtime professors, Dr. Montague McMillan, the McMillan Scholarships will be comprised of women from South Carolina who have high school grade point averages of 3.0 or better, and who major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Professional Communication, Music, Art, Theatre, English, or History.
Limestone is already making a concerted effort in recruiting women students. Each March, the College hosts the Women in Technology and Science (WITS) Conference, which is open to young women who are sophomores and juniors in selected Upstate South Carolina high schools. In fact, attendees of the 2013 WITS Conference, scheduled for March 1st, are eligible for the McMillan Scholarships.
To apply for the McMillan Scholarship, students must first apply and be accepted to Limestone College. All students who meet the qualifications will be considered for the award.
"Today, many of the best career paths leading to high paying jobs are in fields more and more inviting for women to pursue," said Dr. Mark Reger, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Limestone. "During our WITS Conference, our women faculty in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and athletic training provide the students with introductions to college-level classes and provide advice about career paths for women who major in these fields."
For more information about the McMillan Scholarship program, please contact the Limestone Admissions Office at 1-800-795-7151 or via