William Woods awards McNutt Scholarship to incoming student

Photo courtesy William Woods University Hailey Butler holds a check worth $154,800, the amount of the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship at William Woods University. This scholarship is the largest offered by the college.

William Woods University awarded its largest scholarship, the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship, to incoming student Hailey Butler.

Buter is from Wamego, Kansas.

The McNutt Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming student "who demonstrates outstanding achievement and character," a release from WWU states.

The scholarship is named after Amy Shelton McNutt, a WWU alumna.

Members of the William Woods administration surprised Butler at Wamego High School on Feb. 14, and awarded her the scholarship.

The McNutt Scholarship is worth $154,800, according to a release.

Butler has maintained a high school GPA of 3.8. She is also involved in Future Farmers of America, Peer Chamber, debate, 4-H, cross country and dance.

She plans to major in equestrian administration, according to a release. Bailey will also intern at a local equine center.

"We couldn't ask for a better recipient of the Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship than Hailey Butler," said Andy Otto, vice president of enrollment services at WWU, in a release. "In the short time we have had to interact with her, we have found her to be the epitome of what we've come to expect of our McNutt Scholarship recipients. Hailey will be an ounstanding representative of William Woods and someone we look forward to seeing have a positive impact on our campus community and the world."