Hometown: Hinesville, Ga.
Major: Economics with a concentration in business
Class of 2014
Liberty Center Freshman’s Preparation Pays Off
After spending his senior year of high school studying at Armstrong’s Liberty Center in Hinesville, Levi Deese earned enough scholarship money to allow him to finish college completely debt-free. He received the $20,000 Margaret and Donald Martin Scholarship, which will be dispensed over four years, as well as two scholarships through Wal-Mart. He won the Walton Family Foundation Scholarship worth $14,000 over four years and the $3,000 Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship.
“It’s made it easy to not stress about the money part of college,” Deese said. He prepared for the scholarships by filling his schedule to the max. In high school, he took honors and advanced placement classes, maintained a high GPA and even played baseball and soccer. In his senior year, he enrolled in the dual enrollment program at the Liberty Center, Armstrong’s regional campus in Hinesville and completed 24 college credits while holding down a part-time job at Kobe Japanese Steak House. “I wanted to get as many credits as I could out of the way,” Deese said.
As an economics major at Armstrong, he will continue to stay busy by applying for internships at companies like Edward Jones and sustaining a high GPA. In the spring of 2012, Deese will transition to the main campus in Savannah, which will allow him to take up intramural sports. He plans to pursue finance studies in graduate school and would like to become a financial advisor for professional athletes, allowing him to merge his love of finance and sports.