MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 15, 2020 – Betsy Newbill of Dyersburg, Tenn., is the winner of the 2020 Ducks Unlimited National Scholarship.
Newbill is no stranger to Ducks Unlimited. She previously served as president of the Dyer County, Tenn., Varsity Chapter.
Newbill will attend Mississippi State University this fall, majoring in Business Administration. She plans to join the Bulldog collegiate chapter, continuing her volunteer career with DU.
DU President Rogers Hoyt Jr. called Newbill to break the news.
“It was a pleasure speaking with Betsy over the phone, discussing her high school career and what DU has meant to her and her family,” said Hoyt. “I could tell within the first 30 seconds that she is an outstanding leader and will represent DU in a positive manner for many years to come.”
Ducks Unlimited is awarding 60 other scholarships to deserving high school seniors from across the country; 10 Conservation Scholarships of $1,000 and 50 Varsity Scholarships of $500.
This year’s applications were reviewed by a volunteer selection committee appointed by the DU’s Advisory Senior Vice President to the National Youth & Education Committee, Dr. Ronal Roberson.
“I am very proud of Betsy and the entire class of 2020 DU scholarship recipients,” said Roberson. “This marks the third year that DU has awarded scholarships to high school seniors who are members and/or volunteers of the organization. It has truly been an honor for me to be a part of this process. I absolutely love talking to these young leaders.”
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