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March 21, 2016 - Deirdre Cooney, a senior biology and neuroscience double major, is the recipient of the Faculty Scholarship for the current academic year.

Funds for the faculty scholarship, a partial one-year tuition award which is presented annually, come from an endowment started by the King's College faculty to reward and recognize a student's academic achievements and pursuits both inside and outside the classroom.

Students entering their senior year and having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 are eligible to submit an application to the Faculty Scholarship Committee, whose members are elected each year from each of the academic divisions of the college--Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business. 

Cooney is captain of the women’s cross-country team, the student coordinator for the college’s Encounter Christ retreat, and vice president of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition.  She is involved with Campus Ministry, the Honors Program Advisory Council, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, the Aquinas Society, and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.

Deirdre Cooney