Caroline Cannon, a sophomore nursing major from Covington, was awarded the 2014-15 Nick Dunagan WestStar Leadership Scholarship during the WestStar graduation program June 19, in Jackson. She is the daughter of Harriet and Lenard Cannon. Harriet is area director for USDA Rural Development and a 2000 WestStar graduate.
The scholarship goes to a student who has proven leadership skills or displays leadership potential. Preference is given to students who display a high level of academic achievement and who have a proven record of community or university involvement. The WestStar Board of Trustees selects the scholarship recipient.
Dr. Nick Dunagan is a WestStar Leadership Program founder, former executive director of the program and UT Martin chancellor emeritus. He established the scholarship to be awarded to a dependent of a WestStar alumnus whose student is enrolled at the university.
Eligible students interested in applying for the scholarship can contact the WestStar Leadership Program at 731-881-7298.