Marian University awards full-tuition scholarships to eight high school seniors

by News Release | Jan 17, 2020

8735244377_3dd6b0a314_zINDIANAPOLIS—Marian University ( named the eight high school seniors who will receive full-tuition scholarships to attend the Catholic university on Indianapolis’ westside. 

Each year, Marian University invites its top applicants to compete for the prestigious St. Mary Academic Scholarship, which awards full-tuition for four years. Students are selected to compete based on their academic accomplishments, community service and extracurricular activities. The competition culminates with a series of on-campus student interviews with university faculty and staff. This year, 120 students were selected to compete for the scholarship.

Scholarship recipients, their current high school, hometown, and intended major are:

Adam Chittle

St. Francis H.S.

 Traverse City, Mich.

 Business Analytics

Arthur Ehinger

Bishop Dwenger H.S.

Fort Wayne, Ind.


Julia Frisby

Herron H.S.

Lebanon, Ind.

Political Science

Elizabeth Jasek

Archbishop Alter H.S.

Miamisburg, Ohio


Jayci Mead

Plainfield H.S.

Plainfield, Ind.


Dane Stahlhut

Home School

Lebanon, Ind.


Emilia Valle

Cardinal Ritter H.S.

Indianapolis, Ind.


Mary Wheatley

Elizabethtown H.S.


Elizabethtown, Ky.

Exercise Science

“Since opening our medical school in 2013, the academic profile of students applying for admission to Marian University has improved remarkably each year,” P.J. Woolston, vice president of enrollment management, said. “Not surprisingly, the competition for the St. Mary’s Academic Scholarship is getting more intense each year as well. The eight students selected to receive the full-tuition scholarship come from four states and have declared six different majors. That serves as evidence that Marian is growing as a regional university with a variety of programs that attract exceptional students.”

This academic year, US News & World Report named Marian University #6 Most Innovative University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best University in the Midwest Region. It is the highest ranking Marian has achieved in all three categories.

Applications for the fall 2020 class are still being accepted at Current high school juniors who would like to compete for the full-tuition scholarship for fall 2021 must submit completed applications for admission no later than October 15, 2020.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2020, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 40 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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