Because of their outstanding reputation of serving residents of New York City and superb presentations made at a recent trade conference, the Monroe College admissions department was chosen as the 2004 recipient of the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission (MSACROA) Annual Scholarship. As a result, an incoming Monroe College student will receive a monetary grant.
In making the presentation at the annual MSACROA business meeting on December 1 at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, MSACROA President Larry Friedman of Neumann College expressed his delight with Monroe's commitment to higher education. Director of Admissions Luke Schultheis accepted the award on behalf of Monroe College.
"Certainly we’re honored," he commented afterwards. "But for us, as always, it comes down to the students. If this benefits a Monroe student, then all the work we put into it is very much worthwhile."
The scholarship will be presented this winter to an incoming student who has demonstrated noteworthy accomplishment in the face of an adverse situation. It could be to one who maintained good high school grades despite family crises or one who shows unique determination and spirit. The admissions department will review a number of applicant files and make a determination based upon essays and their interviews.
The theme of this year’s MSACROA conference was "Celebrating our Diversity in Higher Education." It was attended by 350 directors of admissions, enrollment vice president, and registrars from colleges from five northeast states. Mr. Schultheis had presented two workshops which were filled to capacity. One was on Professional Development for Admissions Staffs and the other on Enrolling the Low Socioeconomic Cohort from the Inner City.