Bradley Awards Eight Full-Tuition Scholarships to Hometown Students

March 23, 2021

Eight students from Peoria Public Schools (PPS) received a full-tuition scholarship from Bradley University as a part of the annual Hometown Scholars program. This scholarship program, announced in July 2020, is designed to enhance the partnership between Bradley and PPS while helping local students achieve their academic goals close to home.

Bradley President Stephen Standifird and special guest Kaboom! visited each school to present the students with their Hometown Scholars awards on Tuesday, March 23. The students were not aware they were receiving the awards. Bradley worked closely with the schools and the recipients' parents to organize the surprise award presentation.  

The students selected for the Hometown Scholars awards were:

  • Diego Mcneeley Ortega - Manual - Art (Studio) - Drawing
  • Estela Quintero - Manual - Elementary Education with ESL endorsement (Grades 1-6)
  • Shenise Bramley - Quest - Psychology
  • Jeremiah Mudd - Quest - Middle School Education - English/Language Arts with ESL endorsement (Grades 5 - 8)
  • Tyson Heerman - Peoria High - Pre Health Science
  • David Bond I - Peoria High - Business Management and Leadership
  • Brianna Hill - Richwoods - Engineering Undecided
  • Daniela Gomez Flores - Richwoods - Journalism

This is the second year a group of students from the four public high schools in Peoria (Manual High School, Peoria High School, Quest Charter Academy and Richwoods High School) received full-tuition scholarships. To qualify, the students must have applied and been admitted to Bradley, have financial need, be graduating from one of the four public schools in Peoria and be a part of an underrepresented population at Bradley. 

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