Five high school seniors have been awarded a 2020 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 William Butts of Muncie, Ind., majoring in sports management; Madeline Girolamo of Aurora, Ill., majoring in forensic psychology; Abigail Langin of Mena, Ark., undeclared; Julia Liesen of Quincy, Ill., majoring in biology and Colby Schulz of Philadelphia, Mo., majoring in music education. 

“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 know that all of the participants will continue that success here at Quincy University,” said Brian McGee, Ph.D., QU president. 

The selection process was held on the QU campus on February 22, 2020. 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 celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. 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. Quincy University. Success by Design.