Shelby Watkins, a senior at the Grayson County High School, has been named a 2016 University of Louisville School of Medicine GEMS awardee.
GEMS (Guaranteed Entrance into Medical School) is a highly competitive program that grants Kentucky’s best and brightest high school seniors with a career interest in medicine guaranteed acceptance into the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Entrance into the GEMS program requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 31, as well as a selective interview process. Each year, over 100 high school seniors across Kentucky meet GEMS application requirements, 10 of which are selected to be part of the incoming GEMS class.
In addition, Watkins was recently selected as a University of Louisville Henry Vogt Scholarship recipient. The Vogt Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Hallmark Scholars Program, offers Kentucky’s most talented high school seniors a full tuition scholarship and an annual housing allowance to the University of Louisville.
Shelby Watkins is the daughter of Tim and Stacey Watkins.