Misericordia announces the of recipients of the Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship
Misericordia University recently recognized the fifth annual class of students to receive the full-tuition Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships.
The Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship recipients and their academic majors are Erynn Barancho of Plains, Wilkes-Barre Area High School, Psychology; Erin Cridge of Salem, Oregon, South Salem Senior High School, English & Secondary Ed; Ella Farrer of Mansfield, North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School, Government, Law and National Security; Rayna Lymper of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Cherry Hill High School West, Early Childhood Education; Ruth Camille Mann of Bethlehem (originally from Quatzaltenango, Guatemala), Saucon Valley Senior High School, Business Administration/Management; Taylor Windheim of Pittsford, New York, Aquinas Institute Rochester, Medical Imaging.
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 awarding of the scholarship also guarantees recipients acceptance into the University’s Honors Program if students choose to participate. The competitive Honors Program is an interdisciplinary learning community based upon a common sequence of enriched and intensified core curriculum courses that honors students take in place of regular core offerings. Students who receive the SMG scholarship are required to reside in on-campus housing for two academic years.
For more information about the Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships at Misericordia University, please call Stephen Secora, Director of Admissions, at 570-674-6460, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.misericordia.edu/GlennonScholarships.