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 18.
The Batten Scholars program offers:
Catherine Hensly '14, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a business major with a concentration in finance - and an economics major. She is also pursuing the Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute. She is an active member of the riding team and is co-president of the Riding Club. She is SGA treasurer and a Student Success Leader. 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 works as a campus tour guide and is 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, having been a member of the swim team since her first year at Hollins. She also works as a tutor for the Quantitative Reasoning Program.
Pavithra Suresh '16, from Raleigh, North Carolina, is an international studies and communication studies double major. She intends on pursuing the Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Batten Leadership Institute. Her extracurriculars include blogging for Hollins and being a campus tour guide. She also works at the Center for Learning Excellence as a Writing Center Tutor.