Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a woman well ahead of her time who impacted countless lives. An entrepreneurial leader who was dedicated to serving all people, regardless of race, religion or background, Guerin was passionate about educating women and preparing them to become leaders.
To recognize students who embody the principles by which Mother Theodore Guerin lived and served, SMWC created the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship Competition. The College will award 10 renewable Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarships to students nationwide who have used their unique experiences, aptitudes and abilities to make a difference in their local communities and beyond.
2013 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the outstanding students who were awarded Saint Mother Theodore Guerin scholarships:
- Samantha Buchanan - $20,000 – from Dupont, IN, interested in Education: Kindergarten - 6th Grade/Special
- Jacqueline Peterschmidt - $20,000 – from Valparaiso, IN, interested in Computer Information Systems
- Jordan Bray - $13,000 – from Terre Haute, IN, interested in Marketing
- Dagny Gargas - $13,000 – from Indianapolis, IN, interested in Pre-Medicine
- Emma Riffe - $13,000 – from Rockville, IN, interested in Biology
- Sarah Kenderdine - $13,000– from Paris, IL, interested in Equine Studies
- Caitlin Granfield - $13,000– from Noblesville, IN, interested in Pre-Medicine
- Jessica Paddock - $13,000– from Rockville, IN, interested in Pre-Law
- Brandy Renalde - $13,000 -from Warrens, WI, interested in Equine Training and Instruction
- Courtney Prather - $13,000– from Colorado Springs, CO, interested in Human Resource Management
The College will offer eight scholarship winners a $13,000 renewable scholarship. Two scholarship winners will receive a $20,000 renewable scholarship.
Students must meet all of the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for this scholarship.
- Admitted/Enrolling as a full-time, campus-based SMWC student (females only)
- Planning to enroll in a degree-seeking program
- Demostrate unique experiences, aptitudes and abilities to make a difference in their local communities and beyond.
To be considered for the competition, students must submit a:
- Completed college application and all application requirements (Apply for admission online).
- Written scholarship essay
- At least one recommendation form; one from a school official and/or from a community member that is aware of the student's impact on the local community (recommendation forms need to be accompanied by a letter of recommendations)