Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Adrianna Seeney, a senior business administration major from Durham, N.C., was chosen as this year’s Grand Prize Winner during the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Scholarship Essay Contest. The contest was sponsored by the CIAA, Food Lion, and Coca-Cola.
The contest was open to any student from a CIAA institution. Students had to write an essay on the following topic: How has the History of your CIAA Institution Influenced You as a Student?" CIAA officials and judges stated that Adrianna's essay "exhibited the level of content, style, and excellence that sets the standard for the contest."
As a Grand Prize Winner, Adrianna will attend a variety of events during the basketball tournament which begins February 27 and concludes March 3 in Charlotte, and receive the following item:
- $5,000 scholarship grant
- Two nights hotel accommodations
- $500 for travel expenses
- Two tournament passes
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.