Dayton, Ohio senior awarded full scholarship to Thiel College worth $141,000

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Centerville High School senior Nevaeh Haskins, of Dayton, Ohio, was awarded an academic scholarship worth $141,000 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at her high school.

Haskins was one of five winners for 2022. James Cromwell-Young, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Toby Atwood, of Kittanning, Pa.; and Alexis Brown, of Chesterland, Ohio were the first recipients. The final winner has yet to be announced. Haskins won the scholarship based on her performance at a scholarship competition with about 150 other applicants in late 2021.

She plans to major in nursing.

“I am very, very thankful that I can go and get an education at such an amazing school,” Haskins said. “I am looking forward to growing into the best version of myself.”

Haskins serves as a mentor to ninth-grade students as part of the Elk Connector program. She is a drum major and marched with Elks marching band during the 2021 Macy’s Day Parade.

Haskins’ mother, Samona (Douglas) Haskins ’00, is a graduate of Thiel College.

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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 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.