Goddard students earn Newman scholarships


GODDARD – After a record number of applicants to its 2023 Scholarship Interview Days, Newman University has selected 41 students to receive its prestigious Monsignor Leon McNeill Scholarship for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. The scholarship is an annual renewable award for four years, valued at a total of $80,000.

Four Goddard students have been named as recipients.

The students are Taryn Edwards, Goddard High School; Phosa Kayode and Tryphena Kayode, Eisenhower High School; and Lydia Andreo, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

Applicants are required to complete an online application, which includes the submission of a personal resume, a picture, two professional or academic references and a 30-60 second video explaining why they want to attend Newman University. They also took part in one of two interview days in January.

The Monsignor Leon McNeill Scholarship is named for the first president of the university. The scholarship requires that recipients have at least a 3.9 cumulative high school GPA. Recipients must complete 32 hours of community service each semester.