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May 19, 2015


Hannah Leath Tarleton, a senior at Ohana Institute in Rosemary Beach and dual-enrolled student at Gulf Coast State College has received the prestigious Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship to attend Harriett L Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida. Over 2,000 applicants apply to Wilkes Honors College, 150 are accepted, only 40 are invited to interview for top scholarships and five receive the prestigious Flagler Scholarship. The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship Program, created by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (started by Henry Flagler’s brother-in-law) supports exceptional undergraduate students, from the State of Florida to attend the Honors College of Florida Atlantic University.


The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship is a full-merit award that provides extraordinary student-leaders with financial freedom to pursue higher education goals and participate in annual enrichment programs. The program seeks to further personal and intellectual development of outstanding scholars within the environment of Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College residential campus located in Jupiter, Florida as a foundation to promote global awareness, understanding, interaction and peace.

“This is the most prestigious merit-based scholarships in the state of Florida,” according to Dean Jeffrey Buller. The Flagler Scholarship covers Room and Board as well as Tuition and Fees plus four summer enrichments programs (Outward Bound, Non-Profit program, Enterprise program, and a Study Abroad program). Other opportunities include a peer mentoring program with other Flagler Scholarship recipients, monthly leadership luncheons with the Dean and the President of FAU, distinguished FAU faculty, visiting speakers and guest as well as retreats held each Fall and Spring. Hannah has received numerous academic awards and is a National Merit Scholar Commended. She has performed over 700 community service hours including The Rep, Café’ Pura Clean Water Project with Amavida Coffee to help Chiapas, Mexico, and other organizations during her high school years. Hannah works at George’s Alys Beach and Focus Lifestyle Boutique while attending school.


Hannah is the daughter of Mike and Jana Tarleton of Blue Mountain Beach, FL and the grand-daughter of Roger and Peggy Higgins, Gadsden, Alabama and Don Tarleton, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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