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Manchester College awards record

$9.9 million in academic scholarships

to high school seniors


Manchester College is awarding more than $9.9 million in academic scholarships for the 2008-09 school year, including 198 to high-performing high school seniors. The total scholarship amount sets an enormous record for the liberal arts college.

“Interest in Manchester has been extraordinary this year,” said David McFadden, executive vice president. “Applications are up more than 50 percent and nearly twice as many students participated in our academic scholarship interviews.” The College also awards aid to students who demonstrate financial need.

While Manchester attracts students nationwide and worldwide, the majority of the scholarships are enticing young Hoosiers to continue their educations at home in Indiana. “The amount we’ve awarded this year really reflects both the high quality and larger pool of interested students,” said McFadden.

All of the scholarships recognize academic achievement, and range from $44,000 to more than $80,000 over four years.  

The College offers more than 55 areas of study, with opportunities for study abroad and volunteerism to expand students’ views of the world. A new Fast Forward way to complete a bachelor’s degree in any major within three years also is attracting nationwide attention. To find more about Manchester College, located in northern Indiana, visit



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