Early College at Guilford Senior Awarded Trinity Scholarship

Jake Thomas Jake Peter Thomas of High Point, senior at The Early College at Guilford, recently received the Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship.

The scholarship, valued at more than $250,000 over four years, covers full tuition, fees, room and board and a small stipend for books at Duke University, where Thomas plans to study economics on a pre-medical track. He is also a National Merit Scholarship winner.

Thomas’ teachers say not only is he a good student, but a pleasure to have in class.

“He was exemplary in every way,” said English professor Heather Hayton. “Showing intellectual curiosity in the material, always prepared with thoughtful and nuanced writing. Jake was patient and went out of his way to help others. Even more, he was an enthusiastic learner who always had a smile on his face and seemed to enjoy the process of discovery.”

Thomas is one of two GCS students to receive the prestigious Trinity Scholarships. Peter Byron Hase, a senior at Page High, was awarded the A.J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship.