More than 40, high-achieving high school seniors applied to compete for one of three prestigious full-tuition scholarships at Scholarship Challenge Weekend Jan. 22-23. A group of 30 faculty participated in the weekend by interviewing candidates, grading essays and portfolios, and presenting to the applicants.

Mary Jones, PhD, MNU provost, recently announced the top three winners chosen by the Deans Council. They are:

scholarshipChallengeL to R: Chloe Smith, Allison Dooley and Dana Palmer

 

Jones says the caliber of applicants was outstanding and the winners will be solid additions to the academic community.

“We are confident these students will have a significant positive impact on our campus and we look forward to how God will direct their studies at MNU.”

Derry Ebert, associate vice president and dean for traditional enrollment, also commended the competitors.

Seeing all of these talented students on campus was exciting for the enrollment team,” he said. “We had top students from South Dakota to Texas and Colorado to Illinois. We hope they will all choose to become Pioneers.”

In addition to awards won by these three winners, the top-10 runners-up will each receive $2,000 in scholarship monies, and those who did not place will receive $1,000 in academic funds, in addition to any existing financial aid.

 

 

 

 

Ebert says a variety of financial aid is still available for the fall 2016 semester. For more information visit MNU’s financial aid web site.