Over 45 high school senior students competed on campus for Quincy University’s Presidential Scholarship last Saturday, February 5. Participants in the competition for the prestigious four-year full tuition scholarship are required to have a minimum ACT score of 27 and a high school grade point average of 3.2 or higher. The full-day two-part competition included a timed written essay and personal interviews with QU faculty.
In addition to the competition, student candidates were able to tour campus while the parents took part in a question and answer panel with QU administration and staff and learned about financial aid options, among other things. Robert A. Gervasi, PhD, president of Quincy University, Syndi Peck, vice president for enrollment management, and Daniel Strudwick, PhD, chairman of honors program, delivered opening remarks to the students and their parents during a brief opening.
Beth Zelinski, a 2007 Presidential Scholarship recipient and senior student majoring in communications from Dunlap, Ill., knows how much the full-tuition scholarship can benefit students during their time at QU. “Being a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, I have been able to do so many things,” says Zelinski. “I don’t have to worry about my tuition and instead I can focus on my school work, being in the honors program, and having fun with my extracurricular activities.” During her time at QU, Zelinski has been a member of Campus Ministry, Communication Club, serves as vice president of Lambda Pi Eta, and volunteers.
"I don’t have to worry about my tuition and instead I can focus on my school work, being in the honors program, and having fun with my extracurricular activities."senior student majoring in communications from Dunlap, Ill., on being a Presidential Scholarship recipient
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.