Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College announced the names of students awarded the Mercy Presidential Scholarship. This is one of the College’s most competitive scholarships available to incoming freshmen, awarding students $56,000 over four years.

The incoming Mounties are members of the 19th cohort of Mercy Presidential Scholars. These high-achieving scholars will serve as on-campus ambassadors for visitors and prospective students during their time at Mount Aloysius.

The Mercy Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve a high school GPA of over 3.3, achieve a minimum of 1110 SAT or 23 ACT score, and demonstrate involvement in community service and extracurricular activities. Students must also complete an interview with a committee of Mount Aloysius faculty and staff. 95 students interviewed for a place in this year’s cohort. 

One student, Enoch Wiredu of Joppa, Md., received the Mother Mary Frances Ward Fellowship, the Mount’s only full-tuition scholarship. This fellowship is awarded to students who achieve a high school GPA of over 3.5, achieve a minimum of 1280 SAT or 26 ACT score, and must be either the valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school graduating class. Students must also complete an interview with a committee of Mount Aloysius faculty and staff.

Mercy Scholars and recipients of the Mother Mary Frances Ward Fellowship display a commitment to the four core values of the Sisters of Mercy: mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

Students receiving the Mercy Presidential Scholarship are: 

  • Alexis Amos; Physical Therapy 4+3; Aberdeen High School; Belcamp, MD
  • Shayla Brantner; Nursing, BSN; Central High School; Martinsburg, PA
  • Shannon Broadfoot; Accounting; Bloomfield High School; Bloomfield, NJ
  • Autumn Buck; Biology; Punxsutawney High School; Punxsutawney, PA
  • Gryphon Callihan; Undeclared/Exploratory; Chestnutridge High School; Schellsburg, PA
  • Terena Coder; Nursing, BSN; Penns Manor; Centre Hall, PA
  • Jason Coronado; Physicians Assistant 3+2; Ocoee High School; Ocoee, FL
  • Brent Creehan; Information Technology; Penn-Trafford High School; Irwin, PA
  • Sophie Daugherty; Psychology; Leechburg Area Sr. High School; West Leechburg, PA
  • Jeddie Dawson; Criminology; Hidden Valley High School; Blacksburg, VA
  • Macy Decker; Nursing, BSN; Bellwood High School; Altoona, PA
  • Kaitlyn Ebersole; Ultrasonography; James Buchanan High School; Mercersburg
  • John Elias; Physical Therapy 4+3; Cambria Heights High School; Patton, PA
  • Blake Fillinger; Psychology; Beaver Falls High School; Darlington, PA
  • Chloe Fisher; Physicians Assistant 3+2; Altoona Area High School; Altoona, PA
  • Grace Gardini; Medical Imaging 2+2; York Catholic High School; York, PA
  • Peighton Gutshall; Nursing, BSN; Huntingdon Area High School; Hesston, PA
  • Joshua Hamilton; Undeclared/Exploratory; United High School; Homer City, PA
  • Lauren Heintzelman; Nursing, BSN; Huntingdon Area High School; Huntingdon, PA
  • Rachel Howman; Criminology; Ridgewood High School; New Port Ritchey, FL
  • Bella Kies; Early Level Education; Bellwood High School; Tyrone, PA
  • Hannah Kimmel; Nursing, BSN; James Buchanan High School; Fort Loudon, PA
  • Nakyah Knight; Nursing, BSN; Greater Johnstown High School; Johnstown, PA
  • Makayla Koelle; Nursing, BSN; Hollidaysburg Area Sr. High School; Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Colin Matz; Information Technology; Purchase Line Jr./Sr. High School; Dixonville, PA
  • Thomas McElhinny; History & Political Science; St. Joseph’s Academy; Bellefonte, PA
  • Paige McMullen; Pre-Pharmacy 3+3; Cambria Heights High School; Ashville, PA
  • Anna Meyers; Medical Imaging 2+2; Somerset Area High School; Somerset, PA
  • Emily Mundell; Ultrasonography; Carmichaels High School; Carmichaels, PA
  • Vu Ngo; Information Technology; Salisbury School; Vietnam
  • Bruce Perow; Nursing, BSN; Huntingdon Area High School; Huntingdon, PA
  • Allison Pittsley; Ultrasonography; DuBois Area Catholic High School; DuBois, PA
  • Hannah Platt; Nursing, BSN; Shanksville Stonycreek High School; Freidens, PA
  • Joshua Robinson; Information Technology; Gar-Field Senior High School; Woodbrigde, VA
  • Zalie Skolyak; Ultrasonography; Brentworth Senior High School; Ellsworth, PA
  • Graham Spitz; Business Administration; North Hagerstown High School; Hagerstown, MD
  • Marlee Stake; American Sign Language/English Interpreting; Cumberland Valley Christian School; Chambersburg, PA
  • Maria Sutton; Nursing, BSN; Albert Gallatin High School; Smithfield, PA
  • Zoe Swank; Physicians Assistant 3+2; Romeoville High School; Romeoville, IL
  • Jordyn Torrance; American Sign Language/English Interpreting; PA Cyber High School; Tarrs, PA
  • Madeline Travis; Nursing, BSN; Brentwood Senior High School; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Enoch Wiredu*; Biology; Harford Technical School; Joppa, MD

*Denotes Mother Mary Frances Ward Fellowship recipient