Jensen Kraft of Rutherford, New Jersey, has been awarded a $10,000 per year scholarship for a total of $40,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in March. Kraft, a student at St. Mary High School, was selected from a group of the 62 highest achieving high school seniors who are among hundreds of students accepted to attend D&E this fall.

Kraft is the daughter of Michael and Jan Kraft of Rutherford, New Jersey. At St. Mary High School, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honors Society. She served as president of the Saint Joseph’s Club and was a member of Key Club, Drama Club and the Book Club. On the athletic field, Kraft played varsity volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field.

At Davis & Elkins College, Kraft plans to major in political science.

To be eligible to compete for a Leadership Scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students were also required to submit a list of outstanding leadership honors or awards they have received and describe three skills that have strengthened them as a leader. Students vying for the scholarships participated in interviews and submitted an essay of no more than 500 words consisting of a personal statement outlining their interests, life experiences, goals and commitment to leadership.

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Jensen Kraft

Jensen Kraft