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Misericordia University Unveils New Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program

Misericordia University Unveils New Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program

Misericordia University Unveils New Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program

Misericordia University is proud to announce the addition of the Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program, geared toward Hispanic students in the local NEPA region.

Hispanic Student Psychology Program WVIA Interview

Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program WVIA Interview, from left to right Leslie Huertero-Sosa, Linda Hidalgo and Samantha Romero. 

Students eligible for this program must meet the following criteria: reside and be enrolled in a high school within Luzerne or Lackawanna County; be a high school senior; possess a GPA of 3.0/85 or above; demonstrate an interest in a Psychology career; intend to start college in Fall 2024; self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx; and plan to apply and enroll at Misericordia University as a Psychology major.

Students selected for this highly competitive program will receive 3,000 dollars of annual scholarship over their four undergraduate years at Misericordia University. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to live together in a Living Learning Community residence hall with special programs throughout the year. Students in this program will also be provided with Peer mentors from the Latino/ American Students Association and the Psychology Student Leadership Council. Lastly, selected students and their families will receive an invitation to a bilingual Open House to learn about the college application and financial aid process, Misericordia University’s Psychology major, students, and campus.

Psychology is the fifth most popular major in the United States because of its wide-ranging career options and ability to help professionally in various contexts. Like the growing popularity of the Psychology major, there is also growing ethnic and cultural diversity in the United States. Currently, 40-65% of children in the Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Area School Districts come from Hispanic families. Misericordia University aims to use this program to help guide and propel Hispanic students to become leaders in the field of Psychology.   

For information on the Hispanic Student Psychology Scholars Program, Click Here. To apply, Click Here.