Gannon University Sophomore Awarded National Scholarship
Posted: May 24, 2013
Gannon University sophomore Nicole McAllister is one of
approximately 200 students nationwide to have been awarded a
scholarship by the Leopold Schepp Foundation of New York City
earlier this month. She is believed to be the first Gannon student
to have been so honored.
To be selected for the award, McAllister, a sophomore biology,
pre-medical student in the University's Morosky College of Health
Professions and Sciences, was required to meet rigorous standards
with respect to character, academic ability and financial need, and
to conduct a personal interview with Foundation representatives in
New York City.
The Schepp Foundation grants these individual awards each year
to both full-time undergraduate students enrolled in four- year
bachelor's degree programs and to full time-graduate students.
Sarah Ewing, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and director
of Gannon's pre-professional programs, said, "It's quite an honor
for Nicole to have won this award, considering that among the 200
scholarships awarded include graduate and post- doc students. For
Gannon University, her achievement highlights the type of students
we have--students of character- and our ability to help them
receive such opportunities."
The foundation was established in 1925 by Leopold Schepp, an
immigrant from Germany, to encourage young people to develop good
character and to help them complete their high school education, an
opportunity he never had. Seven years later, the focus was changed
to assist students in the nation's colleges and