I watch as dozens of students appear from dorm rooms and classrooms, hurrying to Mass on a Wednesday afternoon… …I listen to a freshman class discuss how to logically discover the validity of an argument… …I overhear conversations between students, telling each other how former alumni have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, priests, sisters, engineers, and missionaries.The spiritual life offerings, academic environment, and overall formation provided by a faithful Catholic college convinced Niblock of its value. Niblock’s entire essay can be read here. Last year, essays were submitted from students in 40 states. Most attended Catholic schools, about 30 percent were homeschooled, and the remainder attended public schools. Students who participated in the contest applied to every U.S. residential college that is recommended in The Newman Guide, plus Holy Apostles and the University of Navarra in Spain. Questions about this year’s Essay Scholarship Contest can be directed to Kelly Salomon, director of Newman Guide programs, at Programs@CardinalNewmanSociety.org.
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