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Old Dominion University is now offering scholarships to all high school valedictorians and salutatorians. Students who qualify will receive $6,000 annually toward tuition and room and board, regardless of other awards or financial aid.

Alice R. McAdory, executive director of admissions, said, "This is our way of demonstrating our admiration and respect for these exceptional students who have achieved such high levels of academic success."

Last year, admissions counselors learned that some prospective students who were at the top of their class did not qualify for certain scholarships because of slightly lower SAT scores.

"We want to reward students who have worked hard and shown tenacity. It's not an easy feat to graduate first or second in your class," said Lakeisha Phelps, assistant director for recruitment and scholarships.

McAdory agreed: "These scholarships offer students the opportunity to earn a first-class education with award-winning teaching and research faculty at Old Dominion University."

The scholarship offer is the latest effort by ODU to court outstanding students locally and nationally.

This article was posted on: January 30, 2006

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