Methodist College Announces Inaugural Class of PNC Presidential Schola

Methodist College Announces Inaugural Class of PNC Presidential Scholarship Recipients

Four students have been selected to receive the inaugural Methodist College PNC Presidential Scholarship. While the PNC Foundation has been a longtime supporter of scholarships for students at Methodist College, this is the first time they have offered the Presidential Scholarship to four incoming students.

The scholarship recipients are new to the college this fall, and they were selected after a rigorous application process. Applicants had to be pursuing a bachelor's degree at Methodist College, have at least a 3.0 GPA for high school or college credit, and submit an essay that demonstrated a passion for learning and how they plan to make a difference in the community upon graduation. 

The PNC Presidential Scholarship will award each student $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for every year they attend Methodist College and meet the scholarship requirements.

The four students selected for the inaugural PNC Presidential Scholarship are:

  • Ashley Jones - Pekin, IL
  • Jordan Orsini - Edelstein, IL
  • Collin Sanders - Heyworth, IL
  • Cobe Slaughter - Bloomington, IL

All are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

To celebrate their achievement, the students met with representatives from Methodist College and PNC to share information about themselves and how they have served their communities, and their future plans. 

Pictured Left to Right: 

Back Row - Methodist College Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Deborah Garrison, Methodist College Chancellor Dr. James Dire, PNC Regional President for Central Illinois Brian Ray, and PNC Vice President and Director of Client & Community Relations Jenna Cicciarelli Wiesner.

Front Row - Collin Sanders, Ashley Jones, Jodan Orsini, and Cobe Slaughter

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