Grace College has announced the 29 recipients of the Millennial Scholar Academy (MSA) scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship provides first year out-of-state students with a $1,000 scholarship that increases by $500 each year enrolled for up to four years.
The Millennial Scholar Academy’s purpose is to expose Grace College students to an array of leadership principles and instill in them a passion to serve their campus and community as current students and later as alumni. The program was initially launched out of a Lilly Endowment grant aimed at attracting high-achieving, out-of-state students to Indiana but is now funded through Grace College.
MSA students are selected during the admissions process by a committee chaired by Vice President of Enrollment Management Cindy Sisson. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate academic and leadership potential evidenced by past performance and future goals. Previous leadership experience, scholastic success, financial need and a written essay are taken into consideration.
The 2016-2017 incoming Millennial Scholars are:
- Isabel Applequist of Long Beach, Calif.
- Aidan Baldwin of Serbia
- Cody Boerema of Akron, Ohio
- Makayla Burtner of Cabot, Pa.
- Charity Cosby of Coal City, Ill.
- Crystal Crespo-Santiago of Peoria, Ill.
- Natalee Cross of Aroma Park, Ill.
- McKenna Cruz of Fullerton, Calif.
- Angela Debbink of Cedar Grove, Wis.
- Emma Fischer of Rocky River, Ohio
- Dennis Glass of Milan, Mich.
- Abigail Hammond of Joliet, Ill.
- Ryan Hutton of Brookfield, Wis.
- Julia Kapocius of Chicago Heights, Ill.
- Brandon Mack of Troy, Ohio
- Brandi Munson of Kalamazoo, Mich.
- Caleb Niemi of Troy, Ohio
- Jordan Noska of Medina, Ohio
- Olivia Nystrom of Woodstock, Ill.
- Bethany Okupski of East Aurora, N.Y.
- Scarlett Peterson of Guys Mills, Pa.
- Emma Pruitt of Hutto, Tex.
- Joana Schimmel of Simi Valley, Calif.
- Luke Steppey of Clinton Township, Mich.
- Camryn Stuart of Oak Forest, Ill.
- Christopher Watson of Marysville, Ohio
- Alexandra Worthing of Gaines, Mich.
- Mackenzie Young of Cincinnati, Ohio
- Deborah Michalski of Xenia, Ohio
“The accepted scholars this year come from New York to Serbia. I am excited to see the contributions these incoming students will bring to Grace from around the country and the world. We are pleased to be able to offer each of them a scholarship as well as an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and serve the community,” said Sisson.
Millennial Scholar Academy students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, volunteer and attend two or more leadership seminars each semester. For more information on MSA and other scholarship opportunities at Grace, visit grace.edu/immersive-learning or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6105.