Virginia Beach senior wins full scholarship to Thiel College worth $141,000

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Green Run High School senior James Cromwell-Young, of Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $141,000 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Cromwell-Young was one of five winners for 2022. Toby Atwood, of Kittanning, Pa.; Alexis Brown, of Chesterfield, Ohio; and Nevaeh Campbell, of Dayton, Ohio were the first recipients. The final winner has yet to be announced. Cromwell-Young won the scholarship based on his performance at a scholarship competition with about 150 other applicants in late 2021.

He plans to major in psychology.

Cromwell-Young is a member of the Virginia Flames track team and plays volleyball for club teams as well as the Green Run High School Stallions. He was voted team MVP in his senior season. He plans to play volleyball at Thiel College. Cromwell-Young has been recognized on the principal’s list and honor roll, as well as winning gold medals and awards in athletics. Cromwell-Young has been a tutor and a mentor and an active member of the 100 Strong Black Men of Hampton Roads and the treasurer for Young Ladies/Young Men, a youth leadership program in Virginia Beach for middle and high school students who carry at least a 2.7 grade point average.

Thiel College is an NCAA Division III institution and does not award athletic scholarships. Cromwell-Young’s scholarship was awarded based on his performance at the scholarship competition and his academic achievements.

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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 new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master 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 as it celebrates 150 years.