Spring Hill College awards its most prestigious scholarships

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:30pm

Four incoming freshmen are recipients of the Spring Hill Scholars award, Spring Hill College’s most prestigious academic scholarship.

Recipients epitomize the well-rounded Spring Hill student and are chosen based on academic performance, leadership, service and a competitive interview. Those selected to receive the Spring Hill Scholar award receive a full-tuition and comprehensive fees scholarship worth more than $120,000 over four years.

Matthew Chambers

Brother Martin High School

New Orleans, La.

Matthew Chambers is a member of his high school's book club and a senior editor for the literary magazine. He plans to major in education with a focus in English so he can share his love of literature and language with others, and instruct them in the essential skill of writing. Outside of his academics, Matthew plays the piano and utilizes this skill by volunteering to play for Mass at a local church.

"I am very honored to be selected as a Spring Hill Scholar,” Chambers said. “Spring Hill has provided me with the opportunity to achieve a superb, well-rounded education and the foundation for a strong future. Since Spring Hill is my first choice for college, I eagerly look forward to starting the next step towards a promising life supported by a compassionate, Jesuit education."

Morgan Davis

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

Mobile, Ala.

Morgan Davis was involved in Servants of the Poor, Pro-Life and Key Clubs at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School; and she spent her summers volunteering at Springhill Medical Center. Striving for academic excellence all four years, she has excelled in a rigorous AP and honors curriculum earning Academic Letters at McGill, qualifying as a National Merit Semifinalist, and serving as the vice president of her school’s National Honor Society. While at Spring Hill, Morgan intends to study biology and strive to grow stronger in her Catholic faith. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.

“I feel that I really connected with everyone at Spring Hill because we value the same things: faith, academics, and service. This was a really big part of my decision to attend,” Davis said.

Connor Peth

St. John Vianney High School

St. Louis, Mo.

Connor Peth has dedicated his high school career not only to academics, but also to serving others. Though service hours have been a requirement at his high school, he has consistently exceeded the needed hours by volunteering at a local nursing home, feeding the homeless through his parish, and leading retreats for local eighth-grade students. However, his most memorable experience has been as serving as a Link Crew member in his high school. Through this program he acts as a mentor and big brother to freshmen, showing them the hallmarks of a Vianney education

“I am ready to test my ability to adapt and change. Spring Hill College will give me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a student,” Peth said. “I am ready to accept the challenge and this generous scholarship allows Spring Hill College to be possible. My high school, St. John Vianney, has a goal to develop men of character. I am honored to have the chance to attend Spring Hill College and continue to represent Vianney and St. Louis as a man of character.”

Anne Vullo

Ursuline Academy

New Orleans, La.

Anne Vullo is an active member in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta at Ursuline Academy. She has won awards in Latin I and Latin II, as well as pre-calculus at a District Literary Rally. Aside from her strong academics, she enjoys community service activities, including working with the homeless, elderly, disabled and children. She also participates as a peer tutor and a Eucharistic minister. At Spring Hill, she plans on majoring in secondary education and mathematics.

“I am very honored to receive this scholarship, and I look forward to the many opportunities and experiences to come at Spring Hill,” Vullo said.