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McDowell High School senior awarded full academic scholarship to Thiel College


McDowell High School senior awarded full academic scholarship to Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa.—McDowell High School senior Walter Holtgrefe, of Millcreek Township, has been awarded an academic scholarship worth $129,000 to Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.

The scholarship announcement was made Friday afternoon at the high school with representatives of the school administration and Thiel College along with his parents.

“Walter impressed us all with his academic achievements and his interview. He is a perfect example of the strong student we strive to add to our open and inclusive campus,” Vice President of Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo said. “He has worked hard to get this point and look forward to all that he will achieve at Thiel and beyond.”

Holtgrefe is considering a biology and pre-medicine major at Thiel. He volunteered as an emergency medical technician and was a team captain for the McDowell Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

He is a son of Jim and Susan Holtgrefe, of Millcreek Township.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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