MURRAY, Ky. — A total of 18 incoming Murray State University students have been awarded the prestigious Presidential Fellowship scholarship. The scholarship awards full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome these fine individuals to Murray State University,” said Murray State President Bob Davies. “Through their continued aspirations of academic excellence, leadership skills and scholarly activity, each of these recipients will significantly impact our University, and the greater community of west Kentucky, in many positive ways.”

The recipients, which represent five states, will be part of the University’s Honors College, a community within the University which offers a unique Honors curriculum, critical- thinking seminars and specialized programs and activities. The University’s Honors College has shown significant growth since starting in 2015, with more than 400 students currently enrolled in the college.

Incoming Murray State University students who have received a Presidential Fellowship scholarship include:

Carmen Bandy – Greenville, Kentucky (Muhlenberg County HS) Estefania Benavides – Georgetown, Kentucky (Scott County Senior HS) Madison Bowlin – Metropolis, Illinois (Massac County HS)
Camryn Clift – Princeton, Kentucky (Caldwell County Senior HS) Hannah Daab – New Athens, Illinois (New Athens Community HS) Sara Edwards – Underwood, Indiana (Scottsburg HS)
Elizabeth Erwin – Crestwood, Kentucky (South Oldham HS)
LilyAnne Grieve – Edwardsville, Illinois (Edwardsville HS)
Lilli Hanik – Fisherville, Kentucky (Spencer County HS)
Harbor Lovin – Fayetteville, Ohio (Blanchester HS)
Phoebe Pohlman – Perryville, Missouri (Perryville HS)

Katherine Renick – Murray, Kentucky (Murray HS)
Corey Satterfield – Owensboro, Kentucky (Apollo HS)
Cristen Shaw – Benton, Illinois (Benton Consolidated HS)
Virginia Sisemore – Madisonville, Kentucky (Hopkins County Central HS) Roger Skinner – Cadiz, Kentucky (Trigg County HS)
Claire Umstead – Murray, Kentucky (Calloway County HS)
Anna Waide – Madisonville, Kentucky (Madisonville North Hopkins HS)

Incoming freshman students who have a 28 ACT composite score minimum (or 1250 SAT verbal and math combined score minimum), along with a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, are eligible to apply for the Presidential Fellowship scholarship.