Congratulations to Creighton Prep junior Matthew Muellner who has been recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation as one of four Coolidge Scholarship recipients for 2018. According to the Coolidge Scholars website, this prestigious award is a “full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study … at any accredited college or university in the U.S.”
“I am very grateful for the award and the opportunity that comes with it,” said Matthew. “I also want to thank the teachers and students at Prep who have had such a great impact on me.”
The four selected for the Coolidge Scholarship were chosen from over 3,200 applicants, said Executive Director Matthew Denhart. “We’re very pleased to honor Matthew and welcome him to the family of Coolidge Scholars,” he noted.
Selection criteria included academic achievement, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values that President Coolidge exhibited throughout his life, such as civility, government restraint and respects for teachers. A sense of humility and an orientation toward serving others were also important factors.
“We would like to thank the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and those on the Finalist Jury for selecting Matthew for this wonderful honor,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. "He excels both academically and as a generous student leader who uses his many gifts in the service of others."
To see the news release from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, click HERE.