QUINCY, Ill. – Two incoming students at Quincy University have been awarded a 2022 Fr.
Augustus Tolton Presidential Scholarship, the most prestigious academic scholarship offered to
undergraduate students at QU.

The newest Presidential Scholarship recipients are Luxe Hitzeroth of Quincy, Ill.,
majoring in psychology, and Benjamin Grindel of Smithtown, N.Y., majoring in pre-medicine.
“Each year, Quincy University welcomes a talented freshman class to campus,” said
Brian McGee, Ph.D., QU president. “Our students succeed, graduate, and go on to lives of
meaning, accomplishment, and purpose. Our two Presidential Scholars for Fall 2022 have
exceled in every way and will be exceptional academic leaders.”

To be considered for this scholarship, students must attain a minimum ACT score of 26
or a SAT score of 1230 and a high school grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Additionally,
qualifying students participate in a rigorous selection process, which was held on the QU campus
on February 5, 2022. The two-part selection process includes a timed, written essay and personal
interviews with QU faculty. Additional activities included panel discussions and presentations by
QU Administrators.

“Even by the high standards of Quincy University, our newest freshmen are impressive in
every respect,” said McGee. “We are eager for them to arrive on campus.”

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is celebrating 160 years as a
small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy
University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical
experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized
success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a
member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit
www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or
communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.