Say Yes scholars at High Point University

High Point University and Say Yes Guilford have announced five Guilford County Schools seniors have been awarded Say Yes Scholarships which will cover tuition, fees and books at the university beginning this fall. 

Each student will also join the Bonner Leader Program at HPU. These outstanding students displayed excellence in the classroom and leadership in our community. Since partnering with Say Yes Guilford, HPU has committed nearly $3 million to First Generation and Say Yes scholars.

“These five amazing students knew an HPU education filled with values, service and life skills is what they wanted to achieve,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “These students are about to embark on a journey that will help prepare them for the world as it is going to be.”

“We are proud to partner with High Point University, and because of that we have been able to support 40 Guilford County School graduates since 2016,” says Wendy Poteat, CEO of Say Yes Guilford. “We look forward to seeing the impact these graduates make on our community and the world.”

(Click on each student’s name for more information about their experience.)

Kaitlyn CruzRagsdale High School: Kaitlyn is the first in her family to go to college. She wants to major in history and teach in high school, sharing her love of learning with another generation. (Fourth from left in photo, holding card on right.)

Jacob DillmanSouthwest High School: Jacob plans to major in criminal justice and plans to go to law school. (Second from left in photo.)

Sawera FarooqHigh Point Central: Sawera is the first in her family to go to college and hopes to work in the medical field one day. (Third from left in photo.)

Jermani KeaGrimsley High School: Jermani plans to major in fashion merchandising and business administration; he hopes one day to create his own clothing line. (First from left in photo.)

Kassidy McFeeleyThe Early College at Guilford: Kassidy plans to stay just as busy next year at HPU, majoring in marketing and minoring in psychology. After school she dreams of working with business to improve sustainability, no doubt sharing her tips for efficiency. (Fifth from left in photo.)

High Point University is a Limited Local Higher Education Partner with Say Yes Guilford. This partnership makes five scholarships for full tuition and fees available to qualifying students with a family income below $75,000 and five Say Yes Choice Grants (a $5,000 award) available to qualifying students with a family income above $75,000. HPU joins more than 100 private schools in the Say Yes Compact awarding scholarships each year to GCS graduates.