Ashley Woodruff, C'17, recipient of the Irene Quinn Powell Scholarship, awarded to an incoming freshman who intends to major in education, intending to teach in a Catholic school. The student shows commitment to one or all of the four pillars of the university - Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community.
"It's such an honor to have received this generous scholarship. The Mount's four pillars of Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community are parts of my life that I am fully committed to. I will continue to build on these pillars throughout my stay at the Mount, as I believe that growing myself in each of these areas will help me become the kind of teacher that I want to be."
Alison Provonche, C'15, recipient of the Eugene M. Waldron Sr. and Julia Mohler Waldron Education Scholarship, awarded to a rising junior with a declared major in education based on student's overall merits which would include academic effort, extracurricular activities, and community services.
"The Waldron Scholarship is an honor to receive and a blessing that will help me towards my future in education. I know that by working hard, I will reach my goal as an educator, just as I have reached my goals in becoming a member of Pi Lambda Theta and making the Dean's List each semester so far. Determination to be the best I can be is the example I set whenever I am working with children, be it during the summer at the Vacation Bible School I work at as an instructor, or as an assistant to the teachers I volunteer for during breaks at my local elementary school. With the Waldron Scholarship supporting me, I can continue to set this example and become the best educator I can be. Thank you very much to the Waldron Family."
Natalie Theis, C'15, recipient of the Elizabeth S. DiNunzio Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a rising junior in education with an interest in Spanish, based on financial need and academic merit who exemplifies the values of Elizabeth.
"It is such a blessing and an honor to be the recipient of this scholarship. This recognition drives me to continue to put forth my best effort in my classes and in my Internships. I have been studying Spanish for eight years and have always loved the language, and I have always wanted to share that kind of enthusiasm with future generations through teaching."
Bernadette Corso, C'14, recipient of the Class of 2009 Nicole Spencer Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a rising senior majoring in education based on financial need, academic merit and participation in Campus Ministry.
"I am truly grateful for the opportunity that this scholarship has given me to be able to reach my goal of completing my Education degree here at the Mount. Through the lens of faith, educators can see their students as a whole person, body, mind, and spirit, and inform their teaching with this knowledge in order to give what they are teaching a deeper and fuller meaning. Having the chance to be involved with Campus Ministry during my time at the Mount has helped me to further strengthen my Catholic faith and use it to make a difference to others, helping me to grow as a leader, a teacher, and a person."