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PC remodels scholarship grid, gives more money to students

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Presentation College recently remodeled how it will disburse its scholarship funds and provide even more financial assistance to deserving students beginning in the fall of 2014.

“We feel that this new model will improve how we distribute scholarship dollars to the students who deserve it the most,” said PC President Dr. Margaret A. Huber. “We are going to be able to reward even more financial assistance to those students who have worked hard to achieve their academic goals.”

Under the new grid model students will fall into one of three categories based on their GPA, and ACT or SAT scores.

In some cases the amount of money a student can now receive via scholarship went up more than 60 percent.  For example, students entering their first year at Presentation College with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and an ACT score of 32 or higher would have received $2,750 per semester under the old model; however, those same criteria will now enable students to receive up to $10,000 per semester if they are on-campus residents.

“Not only will this grid help incoming freshman and transfer students but our current students will also benefit from this new model as well,” added Huber.

Awards will differ by resident and commuter students and may be up to the amount listed on the grid unless the cost of attendance is reached.  These awards are available for eight academic semesters with a possibility of appeal due to special circumstances to the Scholarship Committee for up to 10 semesters in college including transfer semesters.

PC will also be offering an opportunity merit scholarship to students who show the potential of moving up into one of the three academic merit scholarship categories.

“This will give those students who may be on the border of qualifying for an academic scholarship the chance to come to PC, work hard and eventually move up into one of the three academic scholarship categories,” said Huber.

In addition to the scholarships PC is also developing a more extensive college work program (CWP) to support students who have high need that cannot be met through other aid provisions as well as students with specific skills needed in the college’s administrative operations.

“We just want to give as many qualifying students as we can the opportunity to get a great education at Presentation College and we feel like this new system will allow us to do so,” said Huber.

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