August 4, 2018 // Schools

Ave Maria University scholarship opportunity

AVE MARIA, Fla.— Ave Maria University announced July 30 that the Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation has expanded its scholarship offering for students planning to attend Ave Maria University to include eligibility from across the entire 14-county area of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The announcement was made at St. Felix Catholic Center in Huntington.

Mary Cross Tippmann scholarships to attend Ave Maria have been available to students from Allen County since 2015, with great success. John Tippmann Sr., founder and chairman of the foundation, stated: “We have been delighted to support the outstanding Catholic education and excellent academics students receive at Ave Maria University. Through this scholarship eligibility expansion we see the potential to develop even more future leaders of faith within the Catholic community.”

Students interested in applying for the scholarship and learning more about Ave Maria University may visit or call 239-280-1669. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and John Tippmann Sr. are both members of the board of trustees of Ave Maria University.

Ave Maria University established its permanent campus near Naples, Florida, in 2007, and offers its students excellent academics in a devout Catholic environment with a focus on experiential learning to grow the spirit, mind and body outside of the classroom. Ave Maria offers a strong liberal arts education with 34 majors, including programs in business, nursing, education, and the arts and sciences. University enrollment consists of approximately 1,100 students from 45 states and 20 countries, and a student body that is approximately 85 percent Catholic, 25 percent minority and evenly divided between men and women.

Ave Maria’s state-of-the-art campus resides on 300 acres and includes facilities to support all aspects of residency, faith and growth for the entire student body. Tuition, room and board at the university ranks among the most affordable of its peer private schools and is well below the national average.

Ave Maria University’s mission states that it is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Kolkata and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and sacrament, scholarship and service.

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