Ten high school seniors have received Newman University’s Cardinal Newman Scholarships, which amount to full tuition and fees for four years.
It is the university’s most prestigious scholarship. The combined estimated value of the 10 scholarships is $1.1 million.
To qualify for the scholarships, each of the students had at least a 3.85 grade-point average and an ACT score of at least 29. Students submitted their high school transcripts, test scores and an essay. The applications were then reviewed and selected by a committee.
The scholarship is named for Cardinal John Henry Newman, for whom the university is named. The Catholic university, near Kellogg and Edwards, has about 2,300 students.
The 10 Newman scholars are: Nicole Beck, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School; Annie Dang, Kapaun Mount Carmel Catholic High School; John DeGraffenreid, Bishop Carroll; Anna Dinh, Bishop Carroll; Nora Hartman, Conway Springs High School; Makaylah Perkins, New Tech High@Coppell in Coppell, Texas; Linnea Joy Ristow, Goddard Eisenhower High School; Kenneth Santiago, Wichita South High School; Emily Sarnacki, Winfield High School; and Laura Shine, Wichita Northwest High School.