GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, announced that it is accepting additional applications for The Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship program. Students can apply for one of five remaining scholarships that can be used as early as this fall.
Resch Science Scholarships are exclusive to home-schooled graduates and graduates from high schools in the Ohio counties of Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull six months prior to their first freshman semester at Thiel College. Scholarships are in addition to any other merit or institutional awards. To bolster interest in the natural and physical sciences, 50 percent of all available Resch scholarships are provisionally reserved for women.
“In keeping with Mrs. Resch’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to area high school graduates, we’re excited to offer these additional scholarships,” Thiel College Vice President of Advancement Roberta Leonard said.
More than 60 Mahoning Valley high school graduates have benefited from the scholarship since its inception in 2006. The scholarship is named in memory of the late philanthropist Marion G. Resch, a respected member of the Mahoning Valley community. During her lifetime, she always held education in special regard, and true to her legacy; the Resch Foundation is committed to promoting the education of young people throughout the Mahoning Valley, Leonard said.
Students qualifying for a Marion G. Resch Scholarship must plan to enroll full-time student in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, communication sciences and disorders, secondary education in science, neuroscience, or an affiliated pre-professional program at Thiel College. Additional information and the application is available online at www.thiel.edu/financial_aid. The fall 2017 submission deadline has been extended to August 1.
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About the Resch Science Scholarship
Since 2006, the Resch Science Scholarship Program at Thiel College has provided college funding opportunities to young adults from the Mahoning Valley. The scholarships are awarded to students who, during their high school years have shown both interest and promise in their academic performance in science, and have made commendable efforts in other subjects as well. The scholarship applies to students committed to earning a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, communication sciences and disorders, secondary education in science, neuroscience, or an affiliated pre-professional program at Thiel College.
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