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 January 13.
The Batten Scholars program offers:
Macy Carman '13, from Billings, Montana, is an environmental studies major. She has been involved in the riding and golf teams as well as sitting on the Student Athletic Advisory Board. She is pursuing the Batten Leadership Certificate and serves on the Batten Leadership Institute Student Board. Other extracurriculars include Phonathon and working in student admissions. She looking forward to attending graduate school a career in "green" architecture or environmental policy.
Kailen Kinsey '13, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a studio art major and theatre minor. She is an active member and publicity officer for the Wilderness Adventure Club, a member of Alpha Psi Omega (the Theatre honor society), and Arts Association, and one of the founding members of the new tap dance club, Tap That. She has enjoyed great opportunities both on and off campus, participating both in the local Roanoke Marginal Arts festival and the inter-university juried show Exchange 88, and painting sets for the Hollins Theatre productions of Goodnight Moon and Bellocq's Ophelia.
Catherine Hensly '14, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a business major with a concentration in finance. She is also pursuing the Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute. She is an active member of the riding team, the treasurer of DIVAS (Developing and Inspiring Vibrant and Ambitious Students), and the Social Media Director of the up-and-coming Hollins chapter of "Her Campus." She also works at the Center for Learning Excellence as a Writing Center Tutor.
Bethny Barrett '15, from Rogers, Arkansas, is an English major. She is trying to graduate in three years and hopes to become a high school English teacher. She has been elected as President of Sandusky Service House for the 2012-13 year. She works as a campus tour guide and is involved with Phonathon. She has recently been accepted as a CASA volunteer. She intends on pursuing the Batten Leadership Certificate.
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. Beth is active on the swim team, holding the position of manager for her first year and will be swimming for the Hollins team for the next three years. She also works as a tutor for the Quantitative Reasoning Program.