Immaculata University Awards Kristen Gilchrist Presidential Scholarship
Immaculata University (IU) has awarded Kristen Gilchrist of Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania one of the five presidential scholarships it awards each year, which will cover her tuition for all four years of her undergraduate career. These scholarships are awarded based on GPA, class rigor, standardized test scores, recommendations, and an interview with the Scholarship Committee and the chair of the department in which they wish to major.
Gilchrist wanted to find a college somewhat close to home, so as she was looking at schools in the area, she scheduled a tour at Immaculata last summer. She met with Dr. David Brennan, associate professor and director of the student teaching and undergraduate education programs, and he described the curriculum to her. The beautiful campus, the good reputation of the University´s education program, and a sense that it was a good fit led Gilchrist to decide to attend Immaculata.
At Archbishop Prendergast High School, Gilchrist earned a 4.0 GPA and ranked fifth in her class. She scored a 1960 on the SAT.
“The award is such a huge honor to receive. I´m very excited about it,” says Gilchrist. “It lifts such a heavy financial burden off of us, especially since I have a twin brother going to college next year â€¦ Not having the stress of how to pay for it makes me able to enjoy it more. I´m really thankful.”
Immaculata University, a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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