Trevecca Announces Winners of 2024 McClurkan Scholarship

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Trevecca Nazarene University officials have named Charity Mugge, Aubree Hester and William Blackmon as the 2024 recipients of the McClurkan Scholarship. Named for founder J.O. McClurkan, the full-tuition scholarship is the largest awarded by the University.

Mugge, Hester and Blackmon were chosen from an exclusive group. To be invited to apply for the McClurkan Scholarship, students must have displayed a commitment to academic excellence and Christian service and earn a minimum score of 29 on the ACT or 1330+ on the SAT combined with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Top applicants are then invited to campus to experience Trevecca’s campus life and participate in interviews, which took place earlier this year.

Charity Mugge headshotMugge, from Rockledge, Fla., has led various church-related ministries by teaching children in Sunday school, singing on the worship team and discipling younger teenagers. At her high school, she participated in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, varsity track and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which she co-led her senior year. She plans to pursue degrees in Christian ministry and business at Trevecca.

Aubree Hester headshotHester, from Grove City, Ohio, is a rising graduate of Grove City Christian School. She is a member of her school's golf and cheerleading teams and serves as the vice president of her class. Hester has a passion for science and aspires to earn her doctorate in biology. She plans to pursue a career as a dermatologist.

William Blackmon headshotBlackmon, from Opelika, Ala., is the oldest of fourteen siblings. He is a homeschool student and has served on mission trips to such places as Lynch, Ky.; Mozambique, Africa; and Teeside, England. He is also a singer/songwriter who performs at local venues, leads worship at multiple area churches and plays a number of musical instruments. After earning an undergraduate degree, he plans to pursue a law degree and become an attorney specializing in international adoption law.

“Trevecca is excited to welcome these bright and talented servant leaders,” said Melinda Miller, vice president of traditional undergraduate enrollment. “We look forward to walking with them as they join our community and respond to God’s call on their lives.”