Bradley Awards Seven Full-Tuition Scholarships to Hometown Students
March 16, 2022
Seven students from Peoria Public Schools (PPS) each received a full-tuition scholarship from Bradley University as a part of the annual Hometown Scholars program. This scholarship program, announced in July 2020, is designed to enhance the partnership between Bradley and PPS while helping local students achieve their academic goals close to home.
Bradley President Stephen Standifird, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Warren Anderson, and special guest Kaboom! visited each of Peoria's four public high schools on Tuesday, March 15, to present the students with their Hometown Scholars awards. The students were not aware they were receiving the awards. Bradley worked closely with the schools and the recipients' parents to organize the surprise award presentations. The students selected for the 2022 Hometown Scholars awards are as follows.
- FROM MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
- Sarai Cardona Sainz, Civil Engineering
- FROM PEORIA HIGH SCHOOL
- Joseph Heerman, Biomedical Science PreMed
- Ana Meza, Criminology
- FROM QUEST ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
- Toriana Hollie, Academic Exploration Program
- Emily Mendez, Academic Exploration Program
- FROM RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOL
- Teyi Lawson, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics
- Abigail Maher, Biomedical Science
This is the third year a group of students from the four public high schools in Peoria received full-tuition scholarships. To qualify, the students must have applied and been admitted to Bradley, have financial need, be graduating from one of the four public schools in Peoria and be a part of an underrepresented population at Bradley.