GREENVILLE, Pa.—Armstrong High School senior Toby Atwood, of Kittanning, Pa., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $141,000 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Monday, Jan. 10 at her high school.
Atwood was one of five winners for 2022. Atwood and Alexis Brown, of Chesterland, Ohio and a senior at West Geauga High School, were the first recipients. The three remaining winners have yet to be announced. Atwood won the scholarship based on her performance at a scholarship competition in late 2021.
She plans to major in elementary and special education and Spanish.
Atwood was a four-year member of the varsity tennis team with three years playing No. 1 singles. She was a three-year member of the varsity wrestling team. She is a member of Spanish club, student council and National Honor Society. She also coaches youth wrestling. In the community, she is a member of Leo club, a youth organization of Lions Clubs International.
Atwood is the daughter of Joe and Brandi Atwood. She has two brothers, Jarret and Oggie.
About Thiel College
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 new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master 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 as it celebrates 150 years.