Elmhurst College has launched a scholarship program that awards one full-tuition scholarship each year to a graduate of Waubonsee Community College’s Honors Program.
This year’s scholarship was awarded to Michael Mueller ’20, a biology major who hails from Aurora, Ill. Mueller started classes at Elmhurst this fall.
The first recipient, Lorena Gonzalez ’19, graduated from Waubonsee in 2017 and now is studying actuarial science at Elmhurst. A first-generation student and a first-generation American, Gonzalez was honored by Waubonsee’s Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 19.
“As a member of the Honors Program, I was blessed with the opportunity to apply for and obtain a scholarship that allowed a first-generation college student like me to overcome economic boundaries,” Gonzalez said. “My scholarship has moved me closer to accomplishing my goals of earning a higher degree and starting a career in business statistical probability.”
Waubonsee’s Honors Program recognizes students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have completed 15 or more credit hours of Honors Program courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
“Waubonsee does a tremendous job of preparing students to be successful at Elmhurst College,” said Kristina Black, associate director of transfer admission at Elmhurst.
“The Honors Scholarship allows us to reward one outstanding student for commitment and diligence in their academic careers,” she said. “These recipients embody everything that Elmhurst College values and strives to cultivate in our Honors Program.”