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Devan Collins – Winner of 2014 NBA Scholarship Award

Devan-CollinsThe National Business Association is proud to announce its prestigious 2014 NBA Scholarship award to Devan Collins from Lyons, Nebraska.   Please join the NBA, Devan’s family and friends in congratulating Devan and wishing him the best as he pursues his education at Wayne State College.

In Devan’s own words: “I can’t believe that graduation is already over. It is not only exciting but bitter and sweet. I am ready to start another chapter in my life, and I would like to thank the National Business Association for the scholarship I received to help further my education.

In the fall I will be attending Wayne State College majoring in construction management. This career choice has been a long life dream. I came from a family of gifted carpenters and I have the same compassion as they do for building and designing. I am excited to experience new challenges and responsibilities of college.  One thing I can say about myself is that I’m not afraid of a challenge. I have faced them all my life with the hobbies that I enjoy that involve building and fishing. It’s amazing what you can do with the confidence of others. I would like to send you a photo of what I have accomplished myself. This part of my steps towards accomplishing my career choice of constitution management. Thank you again for that opportunity in helping with giving me the scholarship to further my dreams.

As you know, the philosophy of the NBA Scholarship Program differs from traditional scholarship programs in that NBA Scholarships are awarded to students who possess academic credentials in the average to above-average range. In general, average and above-average academic credentials are, for high school seniors, those that rank a student in the top third of the senior class but not in the top 10 percent. Standardized test scores should range, for the ACT Composite, from 18 to 26, or, for the SAT, combined Verbal and Math, from 850 to 1170. Students enrolled in college should present college GPAs that range from 2.50 to 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, in addition to the proper high school credentials.