Thiel College awards $125,000 scholarship to DuBois high school student

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, awarded a full tuition scholarship worth $125,000 to DuBois Area High School senior Jonathan Russell.

Representatives from the Thiel College Office of Admission visited Russell at school at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 to present him with a check representing the financial aid award as a result of his exceptional performance in high school and at a scholarship competition held on Dec. 2.

 “Jonathan Russell is exactly the kind of high school student we want at Thiel,” Vice President of Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo said. “His accomplishments in high school and involvement with clubs and organizations show that he is just the kind of motivated student who will be successful at Thiel.”

Russell is interested in majoring in information systems at Thiel, and will participate in the Kenneth and Mariana Brown Dietrich Honors Institute. An honor roll student at DuBois, he participated in choir, theatre, track & field, cross country, swimming, tennis, student government, and peer mediation. Russell is also a council member for his church. He is the son of Brad and Colleen Russell, of DuBois, and grandson of Marie Russell and the late Father Thomas Russell, and Raymond Haag and the late Doris Haag.

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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.