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Pelley an honors scholar at ETSU

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Sarah Beth Pelley of Rockwood is among the transfer students selected by East Tennessee State University’s Honors College as a 2013 Midway Honors Scholar.

Midway Honors Scholars are exceptional students transferring to the university.

Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at their previous school and must either hold an associate’s degree or have earned at least 30 credit hours of course work.

Pelley graduated magna cum laude from Roane State Community College and plans to major in chemistry at ETSU as a step toward a career in pharmacy.

She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society for students in two-year schools.

Her parents are David and Meg Williams Pelley of Rockwood, and her grandparents are Peggy Ford Williams of Lebanon and Cassie Williams of Morgan County.

In addition to gaining admission to ETSU, students eligible for the Midway Honors Scholar program must complete a separate application, obtain two letters of recommendation, prepare a résumé, and submit an essay.

The program provides scholarships covering full tuition and fees for four semesters of study, an honors allowance and the opportunity to apply for a $2,500 award to finance study abroad or within the U.S., or a summer research project, or a fifth semester of ETSU course work.

Midway Honors Scholars pursue an enriched curriculum, including a specialized research course and honors thesis.