Special to The Leader
Matthew McAfee, a senior at Community Christian School, was selected as a member of the eighth class of the prestigious Mirabeau Scholars at Lamar University and was offered a Mirabeau Scholarship. The Mirabeau Scholarship is one of the most valuable academic scholarships offered by Lamar University and will cover full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and books.
To be considered for the Mirabeau Scholarship Matthew had to first be accepted into Lamar University. He also had to score a 1250 on the SAT or a 28 on the ACT, as well as have a record of demonstrated excellence in academic excellence.
Matthew also had to show that he was active in service, and/or creative endeavors, and send an academic goals essay. Each Mirabeau Scholar is nominated by a college dean, and selected by the Provost following an extensive interview/audition and a rigorous credentials review.
Matthew plans on majoring in biology, and would like to become an anesthesiologist or a teacher.
“I am grateful to Lamar University. This scholarship means that I will not have to work to put myself through school,” he said in a statement. “I can just concentrate on school and not worry about bills.”