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Incoming Distinguished Scholar Kristen Howard Discusses Her Future and What Makes GC Special

Submitted on April 28, 2020

For Kristen Howard, the phone call she received informing her she was a recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen at Georgetown College, was a magical, unforgettable moment.

“After I received the call I remember crying in my bed. They were happy tears, though!” said Howard. “It was just incredible to know that all of my hard work had paid off towards something amazing. I knew God had answered my prayers at that moment.”

Howard plans on majoring in Biomedical Sciences and pursuing a career in the medical field, which is just one reason why GC stood out in her college search. Currently, she’s very interested in Orthopedics as a possible career choice.

Several stellar programs at Georgetown College also stood out to her as being too good to pass up. “I am planning on participating in Oxford Honors, Christian Scholars, and Health Scholars. It has always been a dream of mine to study at Oxford, so when I heard Georgetown offered this amazing opportunity, I was more than eager to jump at this.

“I also wish to grow in my faith while at college, which is why I decided to also do Christian Scholars. Being with people who share my faith is an amazing opportunity that I knew I had to pursue. Health Scholars was a given since I wanted to go into the medical field. I knew this program would better prepare me for my future in the healthcare field.”

She also highlighted the family atmosphere at GC as making her decision to attend that much easier. “When I stepped foot onto campus, I just felt like I was at home and everyone there was family. I had not experienced that feeling from any other college that I visited, so it definitely stood out to me when making my decision.”

This family atmosphere permeated all of campus and the entire admissions process, making what can feel like a grueling time so much simpler. “My admissions counselor Logan Fendley was absolutely incredible! She was always reaching out to me to see if I needed any help and making sure I was well taken care of when I was on campus.”

Georgetown College’s reputation in producing graduates ready for post-secondary education and careers in the medical field, these fantastic Programs of Distinction, and this family atmosphere proved the perfect combination for Howard. Attending Georgetown College is a dream come true. Receiving the Distinguished Scholarship is just icing on the cake.

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