Five high school seniors have been awarded a 2019 Quincy University Presidential Scholarship. To qualify for the prestigious four-year, full-tuition scholarship the students attained a minimum ACT score of 26 or SAT score of 1230 and a high school grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Presidential Scholarship recipients are Kennady Fleer of Quincy, Ill., majoring in nursing; Joseph Siemer of Teutopolis, Ill., majoring in history; Jena Craig of Palmyra, Mo., majoring in nursing; Nathan Wagner of Arnold, Mo., majoring in finance and Elena Rolves of Albers, Ill., majoring in chemistry.

“We are thrilled with the number of outstanding candidates in this year’s Presidential Scholarship competition.  These awards serve as a celebration of academic excellence and we hope that all of the participants will continue that success here at Quincy University,” said QU President Phil Conover.

The selection process was held on the QU campus on February 2, 2019. The two-part selection process includes a timed, written essay and personal interviews with QU faculty. Additional activities included campus and program tours, panel discussions and presentations for parents by QU Administrators.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( 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 Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.