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(Boston) — Twelve students among the graduating seniors of the parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston received four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Boston University (BU) through the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship Program at a June 1 ceremony at BU’s George Sherman Union.
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and Boston University President Robert A. Brown presented the students with their scholarships, cumulatively valued at over $1.5 million. Medeiros Scholars are chosen for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership skills and contributions to their schools and communities. The scholars were selected by a three-person committee composed of representatives from the President’s Office, BU’s Office of Admissions and the Archdiocese of Boston.
By the time these students graduate, the university will have enrolled a total of 350 scholars since the program’s inception in 1986, representing a contribution of over $35 million from Boston University to the Greater Boston area and the students of the Archdiocese.
The Medeiros Scholars are:
• John Bireley, Xaverian Brothers High School
• Paige Coles, St. Clement Junior/Senior High School
• Ronald DiTullio, Austin Preparatory School
• Laura Forth, Austin Preparatory School
• Mike Gustin, Boston College High School
• Anne Keane, Fontbonne Academy
• Brian Kimball, Archbishop Williams High School
• Jonathan Mancini, Arlington Catholic High School
• Ryan Narciso, Cardinal Spellman High School
• Michael O’Rourke, Malden Catholic High School
• Molly Rokosz, Central Catholic High School
• Daryl Thomas, Trinity Catholic High School
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.