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Organized by the college’s Admissions Office, this year’s scholarship competition filled up in record time, with over 90 students applying over a 24-hour period for the 84 open slots.

Christendom College’s Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition will be held this Saturday, April 2. The annual event attracts students from across the nation, eager to compete for a full-tuition scholarship, awarded to three high-achieving students each year. Organized by the college’s Admissions Office, this year’s scholarship competition filled up in record time, with over 90 students applying over a 24-hour period for the 84 open slots.

“Christendom College offers a rigorous Catholic liberal arts education in a vibrant and authentic Catholic culture,” says Director of Admissions Sam Phillips. “This type of education is very appealing to today’s faithful Catholics who are interested in learning the Truth, living the Faith, and thriving as Catholics. With so much confusion in today’s world, young Catholics want to get a real education that give them the tools they need to pursue wisdom, but also to help transform the culture and to make it more Christian. Christendom College is the ideal college to achieve those results.”

The scholarship competition will welcome over 80 students and members of their families to campus where they will hear presentations from College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, Vice President for Enrollment Tom McFadden, Academic Dean Dr. Ben Reinhard, and Director of Admissions Sam Phillips.  Additionally, competitors will write a timed essay and interview with a faculty panel.

Each year, the college recruits approximately 160 freshmen, all with impressive academic, extra-curricular, leadership, and volunteer profiles, and those who compete in the full-tuition scholarship are among the best of these students. The college awards three of these students full-tuition scholarships and five students renewable runners-up scholarships of $5000. Additionally, all non-winners receive a renewable $1000 scholarship for simply competing in the competition.

With a total enrollment cap of 540 students in place for the fall, the college has already implemented a waiting list, and has invited over 50 well-qualified applicants to join it.

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