Posted: Thursday Feb 2, 2012
February 2, 2012
Jacob Boros, a senior at West Holmes High School, has been awarded a full tuition scholarship valued at $120,000 in Saint Vincent College’s annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, it was announced by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president. Mr. Boros plans to major in history and mathematics.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Boros of Big Prairie, Ohio, he is currently studying full time at the University of Akron’s Wayne College where he has been doing post-secondary study since the fall of his junior year. Honored as a member of the dean’s list at Wayne College, he is active in his parish, St. Peter R.C. Church of Loudonville (Diocese of Cleveland), where he has been an altar server for seven years and a member of the St. Peter’s Keys youth group. A seven-year Ohio 4-H member, he has also done volunteer service with the Knights of Columbus at community events. His hobbies include reading, golf and traveling.
The Wimmer Scholarship Program is named in honor of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer who founded Saint Vincent College in 1846 as the first Benedictine college in the United States. The program is designed to recognize high school students with outstanding academic abilities and to encourage them to pursue a quality undergraduate education at Saint Vincent. The scholarship winner is based on their performance on a written examination which was given at the College in November. Students who participated in this year’s examination were nominated by their high school principals because they were college-bound and met academic qualifications. This is the 30th year for the scholarship competition. More than two hundred high school students participated in the competition this year.
Photo: Jacob R. Boros
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