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Thiel College offers new scholarship for Mercer County high school students


Thiel College offers new scholarship for Mercer County high school students

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces its new Ella Busch scholarship for incoming fall 2020 first-year students, who could be eligible for up to $8,000 through the scholarship.

“Thiel College continues to look for ways to strengthen its connection to our Region,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo said. “The life of Ella Busch is a perfect example of how enriching the opportunities for local residents sends ripples that continue for generations. Ella had an immeasurable impact on students while she worked at Thiel. Now, that legacy will continue with this scholarship for students from select Mercer County high schools.”

To be eligible, students must be a resident of Mercer County, have at least a 3.0 high school grade-point average, have been accepted by Thiel College and attend one of the following schools:

  • Farrell High School
  • Grove City High School
  • Hickory High School
  • Kennedy Catholic High School
  • Lakeview High School
  • Mercer Area Middle/High School
  • Sharon Senior High School
  • Sharpsville Senior High School
  • West Middlesex High School

Busch started working at Thiel College in 1946 as a receptionist, then worked as the assistant controller in the business office and as a personnel officer. From 1979 until her retirement in 1983, she served as the assistant to the president. In recognition of her service to the College, she was named an honorary alumna of Thiel College in 1987. She passed away in December 2017.

Students from Commodore Perry, Greenville, Jamestown and Reynolds high schools are eligible for the Baughman Scholarship. These scholarships are part of the more than $100 million in aid that has been awarded at Thiel College since 2009. Ninety-nine percent of students at Thiel College receive some form of financial aid. Students can find more information on scholarships by following the link below.

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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 Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master 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.

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