Gannon University Hosts Full Tuition Scholarship Competition
Posted: January 29, 2016
100 High school seniors from across the country will gather at
Gannon University with the opportunity to compete for full-tuition
scholarships. Up to ten such scholarships will be awarded at the
invitation-only event on January 30 at 9 a.m. at Gannon's CAE
Building; 130 W. 8th St . This year, students from California,
Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Ohio
and Texas have entered the full-tuition scholarship competition.
Participants who do not receive a full- tuition award will receive
an additional $1,500 financial aid award just for participating
Each student will present an original creation that shares what
they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after
college graduation. Submissions may include, but are not limited
to, a photo, drawing, poem or collage. In addition, students will
briefly explain how their submission demonstrates what they hope to
achieve at Gannon. Submissions will be judged based on creativity,
originality, relevance, presentation and explanation.
Following a short interview with a panel of judges drawn from
Gannon faculty, staff, and administrators, students will have the
opportunity to tour campus and get answers to their questions about
enrollment and financial aid. Their stay will conclude with a
presidential luncheon, where students can meet with Gannon faculty,
staff and current students.
Sophomore physician assistant major Alexandra Begley received a
full-tuition scholarship at the 2014 competition. "The full-tuition
scholarship opened me up to endless possibilities at Gannon by
lifting off some of the financial restraints that college brings
and allowing me to spend my time contributing to the Gannon
community," she said.
Begley wrote and illustrated a children's book that took readers
through the life experiences that moved her to become an emergency
medical physician assistant after graduation. "It is heartwarming
to now reflect back on these things I said at the competition and
realize that I am currently doing all of those at Gannon and so
much more," she said.