Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Apr 25, 2019
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The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present.

DeHoet was one of five high school seniors who accepted the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years of tuition at the university.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Cammie Kennedy congratulates DeHoet in front of his peers

The admissions team and members of the Newman cheer team visited Trinity Academy and awarded Alex in front of his peers.

Recipients of the Cardinal Newman Scholarship must have at least a 3.9 cumulative high school grade point average and a 29 composite ACT score. Award candidates complete an online application and essay before the final step in the process, which is an on-campus interview.

A total of 23 candidates were invited to campus to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

DeHoet poses with his peers holding his oversized check.

DeHoet impressed the committee with his academic background and obvious drive, owning and operating his own lawn care business for the past eight years. He also showed great leadership initiative as a student ambassador.

“I applied to Newman because they have an amazing science program, which is what I’m wanting to go into,” he said. “The smaller class sizes really drew my attention and on top of all that, it’s a faith-based institution, which I believe is very important.” DeHoet plans to major in bio-chemistry and become a cardiologist.

DeHoet poses with Johnny Jet

A past mission trip to Haiti inspired DeHoet to make positive change in health care for the low-income and homeless communities in Wichita. Newman University will supply him with the knowledge and tools to ‘transform society,’ he said.

DeHoet is looking forward to getting involved at Newman and making new friends on campus.