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Seneca Valley High School senior Sarahy Lopez wins Thiel College scholarship worth $130,000

 

Seneca Valley High School senior Sarahy Lopez wins Thiel College scholarship worth $130,000

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Seneca Valley High School senior Sarahy Lopez, of Cranberry, Pa., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $130,560 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Monday, Dec. 14 at the Thiel College Office of Admission.

Lopez is one of five winners for 2020 from among a field of 140 applicants. She joins Seneca Valley High School classmate Anna Paul and Hannah Stoughton, a senior from Apollo-Ridge High School (Apollo, Pa.). Farrell High School classmates Brice Butler, of Farrell, Pa., and Gary Satterwhite III, of Farrell, Pa., were the final two winners announced on Dec. 15.

She plans to major in Thiel College’s new five-year physician assistant program. Students in the program graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

 “This is a life-changing opportunity. It left my mom and me speechless,” Lopez said. “I just want to thank Thiel College for allowing me to continue my educational journey”

Lopez is a member of the student council and Medical Careers Club at Seneca Valley.

“Sarahy was a fantastic candidate,” Thiel College Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo said. “All the faculty members who interviewed her were impressed.”

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.


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