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John Carroll University announced today that Samuel Herr, a high school senior at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York, finished first in the 2022 Ignatian Heritage Scholarship Award competition, earning a four-year full tuition scholarship to attend 乐博体育网址. 


Incoming first-year students applying for admission for Fall 2022 from Catholic, Jesuit, or Cristo Rey High Schools were eligible for the award. The university awards the scholarship to students who best articulate Jesuit core values and exemplify them in their student experience. More than 120 high-school students completed a submission for the award this year. 


Samuel is a top student at St. Joseph’s and active in several student groups, including president of both National Honor Society and Concert Band, Student Council Treasurer, and Debate Planning Team member. 


Sam Herr

Samuel Herr, 2022 Ignatian Heritage Scholarship Recipient

乐博体育网址 has strong ties to Buffalo and Samuel has seen first-hand the impact of a John Carroll education. 


"My high school and community have sent so many incredibly talented students to 乐博体育网址, and being able to watch them become transformed during their time at the school has been an inspiration to me for years," Samuel said. 


After arriving on campus, Samuel says he plans to explore all his options but is most excited about 乐博体育网址's Club Hockey team and ROTC program. He says earning the scholarship is an honor he will not take lightly. "I feel entirely blessed to be selected as the 2022 Ignatian Heritage Scholarship winner. The chance to give back to my parents and family for years of supporting me financially is something I never thought possible and something I will never take for granted."


Watch Samuel’s Ignatian Heritage Scholarship video here


Nicole Susie, a senior at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, earned second place in the Ignatian Heritage Scholarship Award competition, earning a four-year room and board scholarship. Nicole has been a member of the swim team all four years in high school and is excited to bring her experience to the collegiate level. She plans to study finance at the Boler College of Business.


Nicole Susie

Nicole Susie, 2022 Ignatian Heritage Scholarship Recipient

"The small family atmosphere really drew me to 乐博体育网址. I love the campus and the staff was so helpful throughout the entire process. I first became interested in this scholarship since it was such a unique way to express myself and show creativity in a way that I’ve never been asked to do before. I feel very blessed and thankful to have received this scholarship. It's going to be a big help to my family."


Watch Nicole’s Ignatian Heritage Scholarship video here


The students learned about their awards during surprise Zoom calls set up by the Enrollment Division. They were joined by family members, representatives from their high schools, and members of the John Carroll community, including President Al Miciak.  


“It is an honor for me to meet with students like Sam and Nicole and acknowledge their creativity and lived commitments to the values that underlie a John Carroll education,” said President Miciak. “As we prepare students for the work of the future, we draw inspiration from them and the many others who participated in this scholarship competition.” 


The Ignatian Heritage Awards also include the John J. Matthews Scholarship, which supports those dedicated to Catholic education. This year’s winners are Thomas Richardson, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Akron, OH, and Paige Dugan, Sacred Heart Academy, Buffalo, NY.


                                               Ignatian Heritage Scholarship Information

The Ignatian Heritage Scholarship criteria include six Jesuit core values and the impact of those values relating to student experience:


  1. Finding God in all Things inspires students to look for God—and for goodness, truth, beauty, and justice—in all their studies, activities, relationships, and in all of creation. Because 乐博体育网址 welcomes people of all faiths and worldviews, this is meant to be an inclusive, imaginative search that is open to all.
  2. Choosing the Greater Good (Magis) inspires students to discern which good choices bring about greater, more everlasting good in a particular situation. In choosing this way, we become ethical leaders, give greater glory to God, and make the world a better place.  
  3. Caring for the Whole Person (cura personalis) inspires students to integrate their head, heart, intellect, and feelings as they learn in and outside the classroom.
  4. Being People For and With Others inspires students to stand with those poor and marginalized in a spirit of generosity and service, working together to advocate for justice and build community.
  5. Caring for the Earth, our Common Home inspires students to recognize the sacredness and interconnectedness of all creation and to realize our shared responsibility to care for the earth, promote sustainability, and reverse climate change. 


John Carroll University leaders determined scholarship awardees through evaluation of video submissions and interview results with the scholarship committee.