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Ashley Browning
Director of Admission
(540) 362-6401

Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator

Chloe Landon
International Student Admission Coordinator

Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609

Batten Scholars

Hollins celebrates stellar academic achievement and leadership potential through its Batten Scholar program. Candidates are selected from Hollins Scholar Award candidates after a review of their records by a committee of Hollins faculty members. Batten Scholars candidates will be invited to participate in the scholars' interview weekend, held on campus. To be considered, you must submit your application for admission by late January 2015.

The Batten Scholars program offers:


Here are a few of our Batten Scholars:


Elizabeth Winslow '15, from Chesapeake, Virginia, is a biology major and chemistry minor on a pre-pharmacy track. She is also pursuing the Leadership Certificate from the Batten Leadership Institute. She is active in SGA and serves as club coordinator. She also works as a tutor for the Quantitative Reasoning Program.

Morgan Blalock '16, was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and came to Hollins for the creative writing program. She is a double major in English and classical studies, as well as serving on Academic Policy Board, Judicial Board, and being a First-Year Seminar Leader. After Hollins, Morgan wants to go to grad school for poetry and eventually be a professor at a university as wonderful as Hollins!

Natalie Rambis '16, from Shreveport, Louisiana, is a business and communication studies double major. She is currently pursuing the Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute. She is also the resident assistant for the specialty house NEFA (Near East Fine Arts), as well as a member. She intends to pursue non-profit work after graduation.

Pavithra Suresh '16, from Raleigh, North Carolina, is an international studies major and Spanish and communication studies double minor. She intends on pursuing the Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute. Her extracurriculars include blogging for Hollins and being a campus tour guide. She also works at the Center for Learning Excellence as a Writing Center Tutor.