Five Freshmen Selected as Presidential Scholars

Webster University The incoming students will receive highest academic honor at Webster University

ST. LOUIS (MAY 18, 2015) - Five high school students were named the 2015 Presidential Scholarship recipients at Webster University. This is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at Webster University, and amounts to having the full cost of tuition covered during their four-years as an undergraduate student.

Alexander Trask, 18, from Imperial, Missouri; Margaret Martorano, 17, from Mount Prospect, Illinois; Alexandra Lubbe, 18, from Shelbyville, Indiana; Hunter Johnson, 18, from Los Gatos, California; and Victoria Grassi, 18, from St. Louis, Missouri are the 2015-2016 Webster University Presidential Scholars. The average cumulative G.P.A. of the five awardees was 4.67 and the average ACT score was 32. All are incoming freshmen.

The Presidential Scholarship – the highest academic award given to any student at Webster - is a comprehensive full tuition award for outstanding undergraduate students who enroll at Webster as first-time freshmen. Awards for 2015-2016 will be valued at more than $100,000 over four years.

More than 150 incoming students applied for the scholarship. Thirty-one finalists were selected based upon demonstrated academic excellence, involvement with school and community and capacity for future contributions as a student leader at Webster University. These finalists were invited to compete in the Presidential Scholarship Competition hosted by President Elizabeth Stroble and the Office of Admission on Webster’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Finalists participated in interviews with a panel of faculty, current student leaders, Student Affairs personnel and Admission staff and participated in an onsite essay-writing activity. Finalists and their families also attended various interactive sessions to learn more about Webster’s tradition of academic distinction and dynamic student life.

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