2009
Legacy Scholarship Program will help children of alumni attend Benedictine

Legacy Scholarship Program will help children of alumni attend Benedictine
March 2, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University has already taken steps to help students deal with the economic crisis by freezing tuition for two years and by instituting the “Displaced Earner Program” for students whose parents may have lost their jobs. Benedictine University is now reaching out to alumni by establishing the “Legacy Scholarship Program.” Many Benedictine alumni have expressed a desire for their children to receive the benefits of a Benedictine education. Many alumni have several children and so the cost of a Benedictine education may be prohibitive for some. The “Legacy Scholarship Program” is designed to help alumni with more than one child of college age. Alumni with multiple children attending Benedictine University over a consecutive six-year period will pay only half the regular tuition rate for a second child, and if a third child enrolls, he or she will receive a full tuition scholarship to Benedictine. All children will be eligible for appropriate alumni and other financial aid. To be eligible for the Legacy Scholarship, students must complete all appropriate financial aid forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and be continuously enrolled to graduation. Any federal and state aid awarded must be applied to tuition only. Should a student withdraw from the program and have multiple siblings at the University, the family benefit would be reduced by one. As a result, three students would be reduced to two and the above categories would then apply. “With the economic crisis swirling around us, we have become much attuned to the Benedictine value of stewardship,” said William J. Carroll, president of Benedictine University. “Stewardship is about more than a concern for the environment. It is about our responsibility to our students, our faculty, our staff and the Benedictine community.” For more information about the Benedictine University Legacy Scholarship Program, contact Julie Nelligan in the Office of Alumni Relations by calling (630) 829-6077 or by e-mail at jnelligan@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.