Lubbock Christian University (LCU) has announced the 2023-24 cohort of F.W Mattox Presidential Scholars for the fall incoming freshman class. Each of the students selected for this prestigious scholarship demonstrates academic excellence, servant leadership, outstanding character, and unmitigated integrity.
The F.W. Mattox Presidential Academic Scholars are part of the Honors College at LCU. The award honors the legacy of the university’s first president, Dr. F.W. Mattox, as a servant scholar. Each of those selected receives a full, four-year scholarship based on their proven record of academic excellence, leadership, and service.
From the large pool of applicants, the following five incoming freshmen were selected through an intense interview and evaluation process: Aubrey Beck, from Spearman, Texas; Kimber Barnett, from Clovis, New Mexico; Micaiah Birney, from Childress, Texas; Katelyn Dowell, from Lubbock, Texas; and Kaegan Lovelady, from Seminole, Texas.
Dr. Stacy Patty, Dean of the College of Honors and Hancock College of Liberal Arts, shared, “We are so pleased to welcome this ninth cohort of F. W. Mattox Presidential Scholars. They join a legacy of new LCU students to receive the highest academic scholarship that the university awards, representing the very best intellectually gifted students with high promise for lives of exemplary service and influence. We continue to be grateful for those donors who provide funds to award these scholarships, and we look forward to the futures that these Mattox Scholars will have.”
The collective amount of service and activities these students participated in while in high school is quite extensive. Ranging from athletics to honor societies and from student leadership to community and church volunteers, each of these students have been living lives that demonstrate their commitment to leadership and service in their communities.