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.