Created to provide the most dedicated and talented students an opportunity to study at one of the nation’s best private colleges, our Prestige Scholarships allow recipients the freedom to pursue their studies unencumbered by financial concerns.
Students applying for the Christoverson Scholarship will complete the Premier and Prestige Scholarship Application. Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is November 15, and applications are due no later than January 3.
When you complete the application including the essay, you will be considered for our Hollingsworth, McClurg, and Christoverson Scholarships.
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Dr. Marcene Christoverson has an inspiring story of breaking through traditional roles and rising to the top of the business world. Not only does she have a 25,000-square-foot building named after her, but one of our most unique scholarships is also named after this leader and influential woman.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Dr. Christoverson joined the U.S. Navy as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. She became a photo engraver following her discharge and then, through a Navy friend, got a job as a bookkeeper for a direct-mail firm, St. Johns Associates, Inc, in the Bronx, N.Y. As time progressed, she climbed the working ladder and became chairman, president and CEO of the company. Her company is recognized as the leader among women-owned businesses and received the “Bridges to Success Award” in 2000.
As an expression of Dr. Christoverson’s belief that the nation’s future is dependent on the effectiveness of higher education and graduates who are prepared, this scholarship is awarded to exemplary students in addition to any merit-based scholarships they may receive enabling them to pursue their studies free of economic encumbrances. This competitive award is awarded to first-year students and additional application materials are required.