Emma Lintecum earns full-tuition St. Newman Scholarship

Jun 06, 2024
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Emma Lintecum of Raymore, Missouri, is the most recent recipient of the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship. The prestigious scholarship is awarded to five incoming Newman University students and includes a full tuition package renewable for four years. 

“The experience and opportunities I will get here at Newman will be like nowhere else, and I would not want to be anywhere but here,” she said. “I believe that Newman is going to give me all of the opportunities to succeed academically, athletically and spiritually.”

Apart from her vast academic achievements, Lintecum’s dedication stretches beyond the classroom. 

As a high schooler, Lintecum participated in multiple charity events in her neighborhood. From aiding in her community center blood drive to collecting donations through her local food bank, Lintecum has a clear passion for helping others.

She also led her club soccer team to multiple league and tournament championship titles in high school. Lintecum is ready to lace up her cleats and join the Newman University women’s soccer team this fall.

Emma Lintecum

(Newman’s) felt more and more like home. … I feel like I belong, and I feel like I’m where I’m meant to be.

A caring heart for animals

Lintecum intends to major in biology with a pre-veterinary concentration. She looks forward to utilizing Newman’s science programs while on the path toward veterinary school. 

In her application essay, Lintecum highlighted organizations such as Planned Pethood and World Vets that inspire her to pursue veterinary science and help animals needing medical attention.

“(Those organizations) help animals that either have trouble getting help or the owners cannot afford it,” Lintecum explained. “Those are the kind of organizations that I want to work for. The ones that really make a difference, where the goal is to provide as much help as possible without worrying about the financial profits.”

Lintecum hopes to apply her education at Newman by traveling on aid missions around the globe for similar charities.

She remarked, “I already feel supported and like I will graduate feeling prepared to make a difference in my society.”

Finding her faith at Newman

A large factor in Lintecum’s choice to attend Newman University was the school’s religious aspect. Being a Catholic university, Newman offers the unique experience of intertwining Christian values in an academic environment. Lintecum remarked that “the biggest thing about Newman for me is that I’m able to grow in my faith and that I have an opportunity to become closer to God.” 

Litecum is excited to be part of the Newman University community beginning in the fall.

“It already feels like a second home,” she added.

People who live for God shine like stars in the dark, and I want to be that — I want to grow even more in my faith.

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Our NCAA Division II athletic teams compete as members of the MIAA. Newman University competes in 14 sports and has a total of 225-plus student-athletes who strive to reach their full potential and succeed on and off the field.