Lourdes awards Hearst scholarships

Lourdes University has selected three local individuals to receive prestigious Hearst Scholarships that benefit academically successful students from disadvantaged backgrounds with demonstrated financial need. The scholarships are offered through the Hearst Foundations and provide each recipient with a $20,000 undergraduate scholarship payable over four years. The Hearst Scholarship recipients are Toledoans Alexis Abadia-Fuentes,
Daniel Bautista and Meg Clark.

“These remarkable young men and women are definitely poised to achieve their academic goals,” says Lourdes President Mary Ann Gawelek. “We are so pleased to welcome them to our campus and, through our Catholic education and Franciscan traditions, prepare them to make a positive difference within their communities.”

To qualify, Hearst Scholarship candidates must hold a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a comparable ACT score; have an unmet financial need of not less than the annual scholarship amount; and be enrolled full time in a Lourdes University undergraduate degree program. The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst
Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.