Kudos: Natomas Grad Gets Scholarship

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LA MIRADA, CA – Marcus Olivares-Perez, a freshman of Biola University and Natomas High School graduate was among 150 students who received the Biola University’s highest scholarship – the President’s scholarship – for the 2011-12 academic year.
Freshmen like Olivares-Perez are eligible for the President’s scholarship – $9,000 per year – if they meet the requirements of the scholarship upon entering the university. Olivares-Perez is in the class of 2015, he is studying biology at Biola.
Students are considered for this scholarship upon admission to Biola University based on their grade-point average and SAT scores. According to Biola’s admissions department the average recipient of the President’s scholarship have a GPA of 3.5 and an SAT score of 1400. Approximately 12 percent of this year’s incoming class received this award.
At a special luncheon recognizing the President’s Scholarship recipients, Provost David Nystrom encouraged the freshmen to practice self-reflection during their college years.
“At Biola we want to help you think through what is the human condition. We have high hopes of what God will do in your life while you’re at Biola,” said Nystrom. “God wants you to be the most apt refine agent for his purpose.”
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 to continue to receive the scholarship the following year.
Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California.

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