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CBU Announces Major Scholarship Recipients for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Office of Admissions has announced the recipients of several major, competitive scholarships granted to incoming freshmen for the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus.

“These scholarship awardees are selected by a multi-step process, which includes an on-campus scholarship event,” said Kristi Forman, Director of Admissions at CBU. “It’s a very competitive process.”

The merit-based Trustee Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship available at CBU. It benefits outstanding students for their academic performance, requiring a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.6 and an ACT score of 28 or an SAT score of 1210. The scholarship covers full tuition and all fees.

Recipients of the 2016 Trustee Scholarship are:

  • Shelbi Barritt (Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, TN)
  • Alexis Burton (Arlington High School, Arlington, TN)
  • Michael Fox (Aaron Academy, Goodlettsville, TN)
  • Kayli Webb (St. George’s Independent School, Collierville, TN) 

The Leadership Scholarship at CBU is awarded to two students each year for outstanding leadership and service in his or her community. Recipients of this scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees, will also receive support in developing a new student organization at CBU that can have a lasting impact on the university.

The recipients of the 2016 Leadership Scholarship are:

  • Kylia Morris (Overton High School; Memphis, TN)
  • Bethanny Posey (First Assembly Christian School; Germantown, TN)

The Pascal Fellowship in Computer Science and Mathematics sponsored by FedEx is a unique program that awards students each year with scholarships as well as internship opportunities. Students must major in Computer Science, but may double major in any other field. Preference will be given to students from the region with a 30 or higher Math ACT and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Beginning this academic year, two awardees receive full four-year scholarships to CBU, offsetting all tuition and fees. Another four awardees annually receive a $9,000 scholarship toward tuition.

The recipients of the 2016 Pascal Fellowship scholarships are:

  • Christopher Fagin (Covington Catholic High School; Union, KY)
  • Griffin Towne (Arlington High School; Lakeland, TN)
  • Ryan Bowen (Bartlett High School; Bartlett, TN)
  • Patrick Brown (Tipton-Rosemark Academy; Millington, TN)
  • Earl Landicho (Bartlett High School; Bartlett, TN)
  • Daja Scurlock (Craigmont High School; Memphis, TN)

"We had many wonderful and well qualified applicants this year, which made the decision extremely difficult,” Forman said. “We offer our sincere congratulations to these deserving recipients — and to all of the other exceptional candidates for these awards. I’m confident that all of them are going to have very successful careers at CBU and will make us very proud of their achievements over the next four years.”

CBU still has two major competitive scholarships to be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. The $20,000 Engage Scholarship is designed for freshmen who plan to become involved at CBU, and participants will be required to present ideas on what club they would like to see at CBU, and how they will work to be the leader in developing the new student club. The Engage Scholarship event and interviews are scheduled for March 19.

A joint competition is offered on April 2 for students to compete for either the Latino Achievement Scholarship (LAS) or the Latino Student Success (LSS) Scholarship. The LAS awards two $5,000 scholarships and is for Latino students who are FAFSA eligible. The Latino Student Success Scholarship (LSS) is for Latino students living in Memphis who are not FAFSA eligible. Twenty students will be selected to receive the LSS Scholarship, which is a financial package that consists of a combination of scholarships and a $5,000 interest-free loan. This total package pays approximately $28,000 toward tuition and fees.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 4:37 PM