Thiel College Announces New Ella Busch Scholarship
- March 15, 2020
-- Thiel College announces its new Ella Busch scholarship for incoming fall 2020 first-year students, who could be eligible for up to $8,000 through the scholarship.
"Thiel College (https://www.thiel.edu/
) to look for ways to strengthen its connection to our Region," Vice President for Enrollment Management Ashley Josay Zullo
said. "The life of Ella Busch is a perfect example of how enriching the opportunities for local residents sends ripples that continue for generations. Ella had an immeasurable impact on students while she worked at Thiel. Now, that legacy will continue with this scholarship for students from select Mercer County high schools."
To be eligible, students must be a resident of Mercer County, have at least a 3.0 high school grade-point average, have been accepted by Thiel College and attend one of the following schools:
- Farrell High School
- Grove City High School
- Hickory High School
- Kennedy Catholic High School
- Lakeview High School
- Mercer Area Middle/High School
- Sharon Senior High School
- Sharpsville Senior High School
- West Middlesex High School
Busch started working at Thiel College in 1946 as a receptionist, then worked as the assistant controller in the business office and as a personnel officer. From 1979 until her retirement in 1983, she served as the assistant to the president. In recognition of her service to the College, she was named an honorary alumna of Thiel College in 1987. She passed away in December 2017.
Students from Commodore Perry, Greenville, Jamestown and Reynolds high schools are eligible for the Baughman Scholarship. These scholarships are part of the more than $100 million in aid that has been awarded at Thiel College since 2009. Ninety-nine percent of students at Thiel College receive some form of financial aid.About Thiel College
Thiel College (https://www.thiel.edu/
) is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.