On March 2, sixteen of the brightest and best applicants to Christendom College will be arriving on campus to take part in the annual Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, organized by Christendom’s admissions office.
The young men and women who will be participating have all scored highly on their standardized tests, maintained impeccable GPAs in high school, written excellent application essays, and impressed the judges with their competition essay on the value of a liberal arts degree. Now, after proving their academic prowess amongst the 40 competition applicants, these top sixteen finalists will come to campus to meet with a faculty panel and enjoy a wonderful day on Christendom’s campus.
The finalists will sit in on classes with Drs. Cuddeback and DeFrancis, tour campus, hear from college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, admissions director Sam Phillips, career development director Greg Monroe, and end the day with a dinner reception with members of the faculty and staff.
“We greatly look forward to welcoming these impressive students and their families to our campus on March 2nd,” says admissions director Sam Phillips. “Christendom is a college that can only be properly understood and truly appreciated by visiting campus. Our faculty panel looks forward to meeting with these students and they anticipate a very hard decision when it comes to choosing the two winners.”
This is the fourth year of the Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, with previous winners being seniors Maria Bonvisutto and Joseph Bond, junior Emily Raabe, sophomores Carolyn Manion and Grace Mooney, and freshmen Morgan Witt and Katherine Williams.
Students who did not meet the criteria to participate in the competition, or those who did not make it to the final sixteen, are still eligible to take part in Christendom’s scholarship matching program, whereby they bring their scholarship offers from other colleges for Christendom’s scholarship committee to review.