Philip of Madison is the recipient of the McWane Honors
College in the fall.
The four-year scholarship provides
full-tuition, plus an $11,000 annual stipend, and supports
summer travel, internships,
study abroad programs, and special
projects. It is the college's top academic scholarship award.
Philip, who graduates this month from Bob Jones High School
in Madison, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip P. Simon.
Her high school honors include National
Society of High School Scholars, Who's
Who Among American High School Students, Highest Grade Point Average
in Entrepreneurshipand Management,
Bob Jones High School Pride Award, National Federation Festivals
Superior Rating for JuniorDivision for Piano Duet,
Junior Musical Festival, and United States National Leadership
Her activities include Madison/Marshall
County Red Cross Board, Restoration Foursquare Church youth
leader, Red Cross Youth
Leadership Committee, Bob
Jones High School Student Ambassadors, Spanish Club, National
Honor Society, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America,
Junior Beta Club, school newspaper; and peer mediator.
She has volunteered for the special education summer program
Jones High School, the Special Olympics, and Habitat for
Humanity; was a special ed student aide; and participated
in a mission trip to Mexico.
The McWane Honors Award is sponsored by
the McWane Corp., a Birmingham pipe manufacturer. It is one
of the most inclusive and prestigious undergraduate scholarships
available at any college or university in the United States.
Birmingham-Southern College is a
four-year private institution affiliated with the United
Methodist Church that receives consistently high rankings
as one of America's best national liberal arts colleges.