JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman University donated scholarship money totaling nearly $700,000 to 21 Duval students, even awarding acceptance letters to the students on the spot.
The 21 students are seniors at Paxon, Raines, Sandalwood and Terry Parker high schools, according to a news release from Duval County Schools spokesperson Jill Johnson.
Johnson said each of the four students' schools were visited by Dr. Dwaun Warmack, Vice President of BCU for Enrollment Management and Student Development and Reynolda Brown, BCU's Director of Admissions.
Johnson said BCU's staff surprised the seniors who received the scholarships based on their academic performance and extracurricular involvement.
The scholarships, Johnson said, range between $12,500, $56,000 and the Presidential Scholarship Award which is $97,000. The scholarships cover tuition, books, room and board and a meal plan for four years of study.
People seeking additional information on Bethune-Cookman University or their admissions requirements may visit their website.
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