The stakes were high and so were the rewards at Central Methodist University’s second Eagle Select Scholarship Competition held recently.

FAYETTE – The stakes were high and so were the rewards at Central Methodist University’s second Eagle Select Scholarship Competition held recently.
When results were tabulated, Brad Brinkmann of Boonville and Lexi Ward of Vian, Okla. had risen above 40 other gifted competitors from Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma to earn four-year full-tuition scholarships to Central Methodist.
The value of each scholarship exceeds $80,000 if renewed for all four years of their college experience, according to Ken Oliver, CMU vice president for institutional growth and student engagement. Brinkmann and Ward will begin their studies at CMU next fall.
The Eagle Select scholarship competition is a semi-annual event for students in their senior year of high school who meet specific standards and who apply for, and are invited to participate in the competition. The event took place on Jan. 29.
Brinkmann, a senior at Boonville High School in Boonville, plans to major in business at CMU and will participate in the music program. He is the son of Dale and Tandra Brinkmann of Boonville. Ward, a senior at Vian (Okla.) High School, will study biology at CMU and is the daughter of Billy Ward of Stroud, Okla. and Jennifer Ward of Vian, Okla.
A total of 40 students from 30 high schools in three states competed in the event, Oliver noted. The next Eagle Select competition will be held next fall.
For further information on participating in next year’s Eagle Select competition, contact the CMU Office of Admissions at 660-248-6374 or toll free at 877-CMU-1854, or by e-mailing admissions@centralmethodist.edu