Christendom will welcome its largest pool of competitors for the 2019 Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition on March 16. The event, which brings the best and brightest Christendom applicants together, will see competitors travel from across the United States, all for the opportunity to win one of three full-tuition scholarships or five runners-up scholarships.

“We are excited by the tremendous growth with our Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, especially after last year’s record-setting number of applicants,” says director of admissions Sam Phillips. “Thesecompetitors have set themselves apart by their demonstrated commitment to excellence both academically and personally, their love of the Faith, and their desire for a true Catholic liberal arts education. The competition will be challenging — both for the students and for the scholarship committeeselecting the award-winners.”

The competition will welcome 76 competitors this year — an increase of over 25% from last year’s record number. The competitors are coming to campus from as far as Colorado, New York, Florida, and California, all because they value the benefits of a Christendom College liberal arts education.

Once on campus, students will meet with faculty panels, and write a defined essay based on a given prompt. From the pool of competitors, three will be awarded full-tuition scholarships, while five more will receive a $5000-a-year runner-up scholarship. All participants who are not chosen as winners will receive a $1000-a-year participation scholarship. All of the scholarships are four-year renewable academic scholarships.

After the competition is complete, competitors and their families will be treated to Christendom’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, which includes an Irish dinner, a sing-along led by college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, bagpipers, Irish dancing, and much more.

“This is a special event and one that we’re thrilled to host each year. We cannot wait to welcome all of these impressive students and their families to campus and we hope to see them return to campus as freshmen this fall,” says Phillips.

To learn more about the competition, visit here.

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