NEWTON COUNTY Ga. - Tucker Bruns, an engineering student on Georgia State University’s Newton Campus, is the recipient of the 2020 Newton Campus Daffodil Scholarship. The $500 scholarship for Newton Campus students has been awarded every year since 2014 and since 2016 it has been fully funded through donations from faculty, staff and the community. Students must have higher than a 2.5 grade point average to be considered for the scholarship.
The Daffodil Festival Scholarship has its “roots” on the Newton Campus, where hundreds of daffodils bloom every spring, said Deborah Byrd, Newton Campus assistant professor of English and scholarship committee member.
“When we started the Daffodil Festival in 2008, we knew we wanted a scholarship for Newton students,” she said. “The original Daffodil Festival Scholarship Committee saw the analogy between the bulbs and college: bulbs are planted, they flower, and they multiply. Where one bulb is planted, two will appear next year, four the year after, and so on. Our college is like that: knowledge is planted and continues to grow in each student, who spreads it to others, and so on. The life of the daffodil never really ends; neither does learning.”
The scholarship is just one of many available to Perimeter College students. For more information on applying to Perimeter College to receive an associate degree visit https://perimeter.gsu.edu/admissions/
Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2020 semester.