Biola University awarded 153 incoming freshmen with one of the school’s highest scholarships – President’s scholarship – for the 2017/2018 academic year.
The following local Escondido residents received the award: Abbey Danskin, Nathaniel Marcus and Matthew Roberts.
Freshmen are eligible for the President’s Scholarship – $18,000 per year – if upon entering the university, they meet the requirements of the scholarship. Approximately 17 percent of this year’s incoming class received this award.
Students are considered for this scholarship upon admission to the university based on the combination of their GPA and SAT, both math and English, scores. The average recipient of the President’s Scholarship has a GPA of 3.93 and an SAT composite score of 1375.
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.2 to continue to receive the scholarship the following year.
Recipients of the President’s Scholarship will be honored at a special reception on Oct. 27.
Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation’s “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in five years.