Mundelein High School senior and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) student Angelica Hernandez, has been awarded and accepted the Presidential Scholarship at Northern Illinois University (NIU). It is a full ride scholarship and she plans to study nursing.
“Our AVID family is very proud of her,” said MHS AVID and English instructor Kristen Behrens.
The NIU Presidential Scholars Program recognizes outstanding high school students for their hard work and academic accomplishments. The competitive Presidential Scholarship provides full tuition, fees and on-campus room and board along with a book stipend for up to four years. Approximately 10 students will receive this award each year.
The university considers the following categories in evaluating candidates: academic achievement, community, civic and co-curricular involvement and responses to five personalized essay questions.
“Congratulations to Angelica, her family and her MHS teachers on a job well done,” said MHS Principal Anthony Kroll. “I know we’ll be hearing about more great things Angelica accomplishes in the future.”