Newman awards nearly $1 million to Cardinal Newman scholars

Newman University has awarded nearly $1 million to nine high school seniors who have been selected as Cardinal Newman scholars, the university said in a news release.

The scholarship is the school’s most competitive and prestigious, covering tuition and fees. It is valued at $26,416 for the upcoming school year and is renewable annually.

The nine winners were selected from 36 applicants by a scholarship committee made up of Newman faculty and staff members.

Applicants must have at least a 3.85 cumulative high school GPA and a 29 composite ACT score.

Recipients are also required to complete 32 hours of community service each semester.

Newman University, 3100 McCormick, is a Catholic college founded in 1933. It has just more than 2,000 students.

The students selected as Cardinal Newman scholars are:

▪ Austin Rieth, Springfield, Mo., Catholic High, pre-veterinary science major

▪ Courtney Klaus, Mulvane, undecided on major

▪ Dakota Heard, Bishop McGuinness (Okla.) High School, history major

▪ Kaylee Redington, Bishop Carroll, nursing major

▪ Keelah Warden, Maize High, pre-medicine major

▪ Sarah Schreiber, Kapaun Mount Carmel, biology major

▪ Amanda Becker, Bluestem High in Leon

▪ Emily Larkin, Maur Hill-Mount Academy in Atchison

▪ Stephanie Ng, Andover Central