Sixteen high school students will get $95,160 apiece to go to Newman University starting in the fall.
The school has awarded $1.52 million in John Henry Cardinal Newman Scholarships to the students, most of whom are from Kansas, the university said in a statement.
The scholarship recipients get $23,790 apiece per year. The money covers full tuition over four years.
The Cardinal Newman Scholarship is the largest and most competitive scholarship the university awards, the university said. Students earning it must have at least a 4.0 grade-point average and a score of 30 on the ACT or 1,320 on the SAT, the university said.
Three scholarship recipients preferred not to have their names released, the statement said. The others are Sara Ayesh, Wichita Collegiate; Katie Detmer, Bishop Carroll; Rachel Klausmeyer, Maize High School; Callie Mauk, Wichita Heights; Jenny Nguyen, Kapaun Mount Carmel; Matthew Samsel, Kapaun Mount Carmel; Rebecca Tyndall, Goddard High School; Jacob Hobbie, Clearwater High School; Matthew Reichenberger, Andale High School; Delaney Hiegert, Topeka Seaman; Gabriella Rizzi, St. James Academy, Blue Springs, Mo.; Christopher Luschen, Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa; James Thompson, Leander High School, Cedar Park, Texas.