Newman University has selected three students to receive its most prestigious scholarship, the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship, for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
The scholarship is a full-tuition annual award renewable for four years. Applicants are required to complete an online application, which includes the submission of a personal résumé, a picture, two professional or academic references and a 30-60 second video explaining why they want to attend Newman University. They also complete an essay and an interview with representatives from a selection committee.
Associate Director of Admissions Georgia Drewes said, “As a Newman alumna, I always knew who on campus was the ‘Newman Scholar.’ I knew they were the leaders in the classroom, on service projects, in their sport or even out in the community. This scholarship program has evolved over the years and its name even changed very recently to reflect our newly-canonized namesake, but its values and expectations haven’t changed.
“This scholarship is limited and prestigious because we aim to award it to students who will be a great fit for our campus community, who will continue to fulfill those expectations and who will take their degree, go out into society and transform it.”
This year’s recipients are Emily Pachta, Isabel Porres and Emma Randels.
Pachta attended Wamego High School in Wamego, Kansas. Her major at Newman University will be psychology.
Porres, from Manhattan High School, dreams of becoming a nurse and found Newman’s nursing program to be a perfect fit.
Randels, from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, plans to apply to the Newman University occupational therapy assistant program.