Four Merion Mercy Students Selected as Diocesan Scholars

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education, the Diocesan Scholars Program honors high school students who excel academically and who would benefit from beginning college work during their senior year. 

In the spring of junior year, a select number of high-performing students at Merion Mercy Academy are nominated by the school to participate in the program. Each scholar selected is permitted to take, free of charge, two college courses each semester of their senior year on the campus of one of 12 local Catholic colleges or universities. Scholars complete the remainder of their roster with regular courses at MMA. 

For the 2024-25 school year, the following Merion Mercy students were accepted into the program:

Julia Figge - Villanova University

Keiko Nguyen - Saint Joseph’s University 

Samantha Ross - Villanova University

Rafaela Utreras-Castro - LaSalle University

  • Diocesan Scholars
  • Merion Mercy Academy

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