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Avila Guarantees Scholarship Awards to Donnelly Graduates with a
3.0 Grade Point Average


April 11, 2013

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Donnelly College and Avila University provided details of a scholarship agreement today at an announcement at the Donnelly campus.

Donnelly students who earn an associate degree and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average can transfer to Avila with the guarantee of being awarded at least $11,000 in institutional scholarship assistance. The agreement commences with the start of the Fall 2013 semester.

“Avila and Donnelly share a strong commitment to enriching Kansas City and the lives of its residents,” said Brandon Johnson, M.Ed., associate vice president of Enrollment Managements at Avila. “Our institutions share similar values and we believe Donnelly graduates will benefit from the opportunity to continue their educations at Avila.”

Donnelly President Steve LaNasa, PhD, said this agreement opens additional opportunities for Donnelly graduates who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree. “Avila offers a range of bachelor’s programs that align with the educational goals of Donnelly graduates,” said LaNasa. “We are pleased to partner with Avila. This scholarship agreement will enhance students’ abilities to continue their college careers in a rich, academic environment at a private, Catholic institution.”

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About Donnelly
Donnelly College, located in Kansas City, Kansas, is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Donnelly was established in 1949 to make college accessible to urban immigrants and the working class. Today, the College continues that tradition by offering affordable access to higher education. Racially and ethnically diverse students learn in an exceptionally supportive environment and engage in a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors. Bachelor’s and associate degrees as well as certificates are offered. Donnelly is the region’s only federally designated Minority Serving and Hispanic Serving Institution. To find out more, please visit www.donnelly.edu.

Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.