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William G. McGowan Scholarship applications due March 7

Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management students invited to apply

Chicago (Feb. 13, 2007) – Students in Saint Xavier University’s Graham School of Management are invited to apply for the William G. McGowan Charitable Scholarship, which provides a full one-year tuition scholarship to a full-time undergraduate or a graduate student in the business school during the 2007-08 academic year.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 7. The scholarship will provide up to 36 hours of undergraduate credit or 30 hours of graduate credit for a full-time student during the 2007-08 academic year. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours for the 2006-07 fall and spring semesters with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. This scholarship will replace current scholarships and financial aid awards. 

Interested applicants are required to submit the following: 

A 1,000-word essay on the contributions of William G. McGowan, addressing both the business world in general and the telecommunications field in particular. 

A written recommendation from a faculty member in the Graham School of Management. 

A statement of career goals and how the student will live out Saint Xavier’s core values of respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life within the context of his or her business career. 

A statement on the student’s community and campus leadership. 
A statement on how receiving this scholarship will impact the student’s ability to learn and lead.

All items, including student academic records, will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Notification and a copy of the winning essay will be sent to the McGowan Charitable Fund. 

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund was established in 1992 in Washington, D.C., to further the vision of its founder, William G. McGowan. In 1968, McGowan organized MCI Communications Corp., effectively ending the telecommunications monopoly in the United States. The fund provides grants in the area of health care and medical scientific research, creates educational opportunities and fosters the gifts and talents of youth. 

Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of the Graham School of Management. For more information, please contact Laura Earner, assistant dean of undergraduate programs, at (773) 298-3646 or earner@sxu.edu; or Jane Smith, executive director of graduate programs, at (773) 298-3664 or janesmith@sxu.edu.

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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