Boston University to Award Medeiros Scholarships to 14 Boston Archdiocesan Students Today

in BU In the Community, News Releases
May 21st, 2003

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University will award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to 14 graduating students from the Boston Archdiocesan high schools as part of the University’s Cardinal Humberto Medeiros Scholarship Program. His Excellency Bishop Richard Lennon and Boston University Chancellor John Silber will present the awards at a ceremony today honoring the students for their academic achievement, leadership qualities, and service to their schools and communities.

The Medeiros Scholars, all of whom are members of the National Honor Society and rank in the top 5 percent of their graduating classes, represent the most distinguished students in Boston’s Archdiocesan high schools. The scholars have a mean grade point average of 3.7 and a mean combined Scholastic Assessment Test score of 1398.

Included among the 14 scholars are: class officers, student organization leaders, the winner of the Brown University Book Award, the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Science Award, and the winner of the Earthwatch Institute Student Challenge Award. Many of the students also participate in varsity sports, are involved in community service, and volunteer at area homeless shelters and hospitals.

The Medeiros Scholarship program was established in 1986, and with this year’s recipients Boston University has enrolled 227 Medeiros Scholars, totaling $19.5 million in scholarships to Boston Archdiocesan students.

Event: 2003 Medeiros Scholarship Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall
Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.

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