Scholarship attracts record number of valedictorians, salutatorians

A record number of valedictorians and salutatorians chose Shippensburg University to continue their education this academic year.

According to David Henriques, assistant dean of the School of Academic Programs and Services and chair of the Board of Governors Scholarship Committee, the university has five new valedictorians and seven new salutatorians that accepted the Pennsylvania Board of Governors Scholarship for this year.

Recipients of the valedictorian and salutatorian scholarship receive a full tuition waiver. The scholarships are awarded to Pennsylvania residents who are valedictorians or salutatorians from an accredited Pennsylvania high school. The top ranked student in the graduating class is generally named valedictorian, second ranked is salutatorian.

The scholarship was established in 2008 and was initially available only for valedictorians. That year, two valedictorians received the scholarship. In 2009, five additional valedictorians received the scholarship.

Also attending Shippensburg are a valedictorian and salutatorian from Maryland high schools.

Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as students meet appropriate academic requirements, maintain a minimum quality grade point average of at least 3.0, and earn at least 12 credits per semester.

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