padre-pio-16-1This coming Monday, February 29, Christendom College will welcome its best and brightest applicants to campus for the annual Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition. Organized by the admissions office, applicants will have the opportunity to attend classes, listen to presentations, and be interviewed by a faculty panel for a chance at a full-tuition scholarship to Christendom.

Students already accepted for the Fall of 2016 began applying for the scholarship this past December, with over 25% more students competing for the eighteen slots at the scholarship competition. The finalists have all scored highly on their standardized tests, achieved 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.

When the finalists arrive on campus this Monday, they will enjoy a full day on Christendom’s scenic campus, including classes with Drs. John Cuddeback and James DeFrancis, presentations from admissions director Sam Phillips and college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, a comprehensive tour of campus, and a dinner reception to end the evening.

In between the events, the finalists will individually meet with a faculty panel, which will then determine the best two finalists within the coming weeks.

Christendom has been hosting the scholarship competition for five years now, giving students the chance to experience Christendom’s rigorous, authentic liberal arts education for only the cost of room and board. Previous winners of the Padre Pio Full-Tutiion Scholarship Competition have included senior Emily Raabe, junior Grace Mooney, sophomores Morgan Witt and Katherine Williams, and freshmen Nathaniel Reyes and Laura Cermak.

Students who did not make it to the final eighteen are still eligible for several of Christendom’s other scholarship opportunities. For more information on these, please visit christendom.edu.

To learn more about the scholarship competition, please contact the admissions office.

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