Misericordia University recently recognized the fourth annual class of students to receive the full-tuition Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships.
The 2021 Glennon Scholarships recipients and their academic majors are Bridget Ferris of Pottstown, Pope John Paul II High School, Occupational Therapy; Lindsey Coy of Montrose, Montrose Area Junior-Senior High School, Occupational Therapy; Meghan Ortega of Staten Island, New York, Curtis High School, Health Science: Medical Science; Matthew Albrecht of Wyoming, Holy Redeemer High School, Biology, Pre-Med; Mathew Coates of Cranford, New Jersey, Cranford High School, Mass Communications and Design; and Erin McGee of Peckville, Holy Cross High School, History/Secondary Education.
Named in honor of the University's longest serving academic dean, the merit-based scholarship program awards six competitive scholarships annually to qualified incoming first-year students. Every first-time, full-time student who is admitted by December 15, 2021 to the private, four-year Catholic institution is eligible for the scholarship program that covers four years of tuition as long as the students meet established academic criteria.
Students who apply to the University and meet or exceed eligibility criteria (3.7 GPA or top 5 percent of their graduating class) will be invited to participate in the competitive selection process. The University invites eligible applicants to participate in a tour of campus, have lunch with faculty and students in their field of study, and to write an essay.
A five-member committee reviews the completed essays and narrows the field to about 12 students. Committee members interview finalists and make scholarship offers to students who plan to major in academic programs available in each of the University's three colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and College of Health Sciences and Education. Overall, the program will award no more than three scholarships to any one college and not less than one each.
The essay writing dates for students interested in the 2022 Glennon Scholarships program will be held in January 2022 and interviews will be held on Monday, February 21. Scholarship recipients will be notified in early March.
For more information about the Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships at Misericordia University, please call Stephen Secora, Director of Admissions, at 570-674-6460 or visit www.misericordia.edu/GlennonScholarships.