Year 2019 brings new opportunities for high school students in the local area.
Qualifying graduates of 17 Catholic high schools – including Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote – in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are guaranteed admission to Immaculata University.
In addition, according to Immaculata University, “to recognize the academic accomplishments of these graduates, Immaculata [University] will provide, at minimum, a $9,000 academic merit scholarship for qualifying students.”
“This landmark agreement with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s secondary schools provides a clear pathway for students to have access to an affordable quality education,” states Ms. Barbara Lettiere, President of Immaculata University.
According to a statement from Immaculata University: “The guaranteed admission program and the merit scholarship are effective for students entering in Fall 2019 and Spring of 2020. Students must be admitted as full time, first-time students with a GPA of at least 2.5, combined SAT score of 990, and satisfy other application requirements. The merit scholarship, worth a minimum of $9000, is renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status provided a benchmark GPA is maintained. Archdiocesan students who earn a higher GPA and SAT score may qualify for a higher based merit scholarship. In addition to this merit scholarship, all Archdiocesan Catholic high school students will receive a Catholic School Grant for $2,000.00 renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status.”
“The Office of Catholic Education is grateful to Immaculata University for recognizing graduates of the Secondary Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with this opportunity,” stated Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, IHM, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “The agreement helps to support Catholic education as a K-16 experience for our young people.”
The statement from the University concluded by stating that “Thirty-eight percent of Immaculata [University’s] undergraduate, traditional-aged students graduate from Catholic high schools. The new agreement between Immaculata [University] and [the] Office of Catholic Education is a testament to the commitment from both institutions to provide access and opportunity for a quality education.”