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Misericordia University Welcomes New 2023 Class of Sister Mary Glennon Scholars

Misericordia University Welcomes New 2023 Class of Sister Mary Glennon Scholars

Misericordia University Welcomes New 2023 Class of Sister Mary Glennon Scholars

Each year, Misericordia University awards six full-tuition scholarships to traditional students entering their first year. They are extremely excited to announce the sixth annual class of Sister Mary Glennon Scholars for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

From Left to Right (top): Samantha Casey, Juliana Donato, and Maura Jenceleski. From Left to Right (bottom): Ava Laukaitis, Kaitlyn Marley, and Alexandria Nicoletti. 

Samantha Casey, a Physical Therapy major from Springfield, New Jersey, attended Jonathan Dayton High School located in Springfield Township, New Jersey. “The Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship is a huge honor, and it not only provides me with financial support to help me to pursue my academic goals, but it also puts me in a position to make a meaningful impact in the real world, something I am so grateful for. After college, I hope to help my patients as a physical therapist while continuing to be involved with and volunteer in my community,” said Casey.

Juliana Donato, a Speech-Language Pathology major from Marlton, New Jersey, attended Cherokee High School located in Evesham Township, New Jersey. “This scholarship means the world to me. It gave me the opportunity to come to Mis and pursue my major. After college I hope to work with children and eventually open my own private practice. And I hope to keep in touch with the other peers here, and maybe even work with them after we get our degrees,” said Donato.

Maura Jenceleski, a Mass Communications and Design major from Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, attended Greater Nanticoke High School located in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. “This scholarship means the opportunity to truly pursue my passions while also providing me and my family financial support through years of hard work. I plan to use my degree to join the journalism career field and deliver current world news to any and all with full transparency,” said Jenecelski.

Ava Laukaitis, a Speech-Language Pathology major from Flemington, New Jersey, attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School located in Flemington, New Jersey. “I am incredibly grateful for the Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship, and I hope that during my five years here I will meaningfully contribute to the Misericordia community. After college, I intend to work as an SLP in a variety of settings with a variety of populations. Eventually, I would like to become a college professor,” said Laukatis.

Kaitlyn Marley, a dual Chemistry/Pre-Med and Business Administration major from Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, attended Hazleton Area High School located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. “It is truly an honor to be a recipient of the Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship. Winning this scholarship shows me that others believe in me and my journey to represent Misericordia University,” said Marley.

Alexandria Nicoletti, a Special Education major from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, attended Wilkes-Barre Area High School located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. “When I first discovered the Sister Mary Glennon scholarship, I had no inclination of the profound impact it would have on my academic journey. This scholarship means everything to me because it led me to Misericordia, where I have found great friends, caring professors, and a beautiful campus. After college, I hope to pursue a career as a Special Education teacher,” said Nicoletti.

Misericordia University automatically considers for the scholarship. Admitted students with a 3.7 GPA as calculated by the Office of Admissions or top five percent of their graduating class are invited to participate in the competitive selection process.

The University invites eligible applicants to campus to participate in an essay writing competition. The top-scoring students will visit campus for an interview with selection committee members. After interviewing all finalists, the selection committee will make 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. Every college will receive at least one scholarship offer, with no more than three in a single college.

All participants in the scholarship competition are guaranteed acceptance into the University’s Honors Program if they choose to participate.

The scholarship is named in honor of Misericordia University’s longest-serving academic dean, Sister Mary Glennon, Ph.D., RSM. Glennon had more than 45 years of service to the Misericordia community as a student and administrator. Under her leadership, Misericordia introduced the popular academic programs of occupational therapy and physical therapy and reintroduced majors in psychology and chemistry while adding programs in biochemistry and a graduate-level nurse practitioner program.

For more information on Sister Mary Glennon ’62 Scholarships, Click Here, and for more information about applying to Misericordia University, Click Here.