Boston University Awards Medeiros Scholarships to Area Students

Contact: Mark Toth, |

(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University recently awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to 14 seniors from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, as part of the University’s Humberto Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program.

The Medeiros Scholarship Program, established in 1986, honors students from local Archdiocesan high schools for their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, and contributions to their schools and communities. The Medeiros Scholars, who all ranked in the top 10 of their graduating classes, represent the most distinguished students in Boston’s Archdiocesan schools.

With this year’s recipients, Boston University has enrolled 184 Medeiros Scholars and contributed more than $14 million in scholarships to students of the Archdiocese. At the ceremony honoring the scholarship recipients, Auxiliary Bishop Richard Malone and Boston University President Jon Westling presented the students with their awards.

This year’s recipients of the Medeiros Scholarship are:

Caitlin Brooking, Methuen Keara Kelley, Brockton, Central Catholic High School Cardinal Spellman Central High School

Michael Corcoran, Wilmington Anna-Maria Kourkoulakos, Lowell, Saint John’s Preparatory School Academy of Notre Dame

Michael Cunha, Lynn Hoang Lan Nguyen, Randolph, Bishop Fenwick High School Msgr. Ryan Memorial High School

Jennifer Donovan, South Boston Amanda Parish, East Walpole, Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy

Thomas Endicott, Malden Anthony Pino, Boston, Malden Catholic High School Savio Preparatory High School

Matthew Guild, Tewksbury Tanya Santiago, Lawrence, Austin Preparatory School Presentation of Mary Academy

Michael Keefe, Methuen Bridget Walsh, Braintree, Central Catholic High School Archbishop Williams High School

The Medeiros Scholars were selected by a four-person committee that included representatives from Boston University and the Archdiocese of Boston.

Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students in its 15 schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.