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Columbus, Belen graduates to receive Immaculata University scholarships

MIAMI | Graduates of Christopher Columbus High School and Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami will be offered college scholarships under a new agreement with Immaculata University.

The agreement provides $9,000 or more for Columbus and Belen graduates with a grade point average of at least 2.5 and a combined SAT score of 990, according to an announcement from the university, which lies about 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

Immaculata is a coed school with more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs, founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). Belen and Columbus are all-boys schools. Columbus is run by the Marist Brothers. Belen is run by the Jesuits. 

The guaranteed admission program and the merit scholarship are effective for students entering this coming fall and spring. The scholarship is renewable for three years for full-time students who maintain high graces.

Also available is a $2,000 Catholic School Grant, likewise renewable for three more years. Thirty-eight percent of Immaculata’s regular undergraduate students come from Catholic high schools.

The new scholarships for Columbus and Belen graduates make up the latest step in IHM's five decades of involvement in South Florida. Several of its sisters, who are faculty members at Immaculata, have taught at Epiphany School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami-Dade County. Many of the boys from Epiphany attended Christopher Columbus and Belen for high school as well.

This article was updated to reflection the addition of Belen Jesuit to the scholarship program.

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