Misericordia University recently recognized the second annual class of students to receive the full-tuition Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships during a reception in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
The 2019 Glennon Scholarships recipients and their academic majors are: Brooke Chronister of Gardners, Biglerville High School, philosophy; Casey Franzreb of Staten Island, New York, Notre Dame Academy High School, speech-language pathology; Cecelia Heidelberger of Lincroft, New Jersey, Communications High School, speech-language pathology; Caitlyn Henry of Burlington, New Jersey, Burlington Twp. High School, biology; Peyton Kimmel of Prince Frederick, Maryland, Calvert High School, biology, and Patrick Rother of Mountain Top, Crestwood High School, business.
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 Jan. 1, 2020 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 (1250 SAT or 26 ACT and 3.7 GPA or 1250 SAT or 26 ACT and 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 2020 Glennon Scholarships program are Wednesdays, Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. The finalists will interview with committee members on Monday, Feb. 17. Scholarship recipients will receive notification prior to March 1.
For more information about the Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships at Misericordia University, please call Donna F. Cerza, director of admissions, at 570-674-6460 or visit www.misericordia.edu/GlennonScholarships.
Misericordia University recognized the second annual class of students to receive the full-tuition Sister Mary Glennon '62 Scholarships during a reception in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The students began their studies in August for the 2019-20 academic year. Participating in the program, from left are Peyton Kimmel, Prince Frederick, Md.; Caitlyn Henry, Burlington, N.J.; Patrick Rother, Mountain Top, Pa.; Cecelia Heidelberger, Lincroft, N.J., and Brooke Chronister, Gardners, Pa. Absent from photo is Casey Franzreb, Staten Island, N.Y.