EKU FOOTBALL | Swafford Gearing Up for Busy Saturday
11/15/2016 06:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky quarterback Tyler Swafford is preparing for a busy Saturday.
He will be in Washington D.C. during the morning to interview for a Mitchell Scholarships. Later that day, he will return to Richmond, KY to play in the Colonels’ game against Eastern Illinois.
Swafford’s interview is set for 8:30 a.m. Eastern Kentucky’s football game versus Eastern Illinois is set to kick-off around 2:00 p.m.
Swafford is one of 20 finalists for the scholarships. No more than 12 that will make it out of the interview process this week.
According to EKU’s press release from Tuesday, “The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a national, competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The scholarship has become so popular that in the previous three years, of the 10 individuals to be offered both a Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship interview, eight opted for the Mitchell.”