UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO -- Morgan Anderson, a senior at Saint John’s School in Ashtabula, Ohio, and Matthew Campbell, a senior at St. Edward’s High School in Cleveland, Ohio, are the recipients of the inaugural Ignatian Heritage Scholarships at John Carroll University.
Anderson earned first place in the competition and a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to John Carroll. Campbell earned second place and a four-year room-and-board scholarship. Both plan to join the Class of 2025 in the fall. Four other students received runner-up scholarship awards.
The Ignatian Heritage Scholarship competition focused on John Carroll’s Jesuit mission and values. Applicants were required to submit a video focusing one of six Jesuit core values and the way they impacted the student’s experience. There were 179 individual submissions for the inaugural competition.
“We were truly inspired by the submissions we received for our inaugural Ignatian Heritage,” said Dr. Michael D. Johnson, president of John Carroll University. “At John Carroll University, our students live the Jesuit mission in so many ways, from finding God in all things, to caring for the whole person, to promoting a faith that does justice. It is clear that Morgan and Matthew are prepared to make a positive impact on the world and we are so pleased to support them in their journeys.”
Anderson is a standout student at Saint John’s where she is the president of the Student Body, Key Club, and Young Philanthropy Board, and a member of the volleyball and swim teams. She was also admitted to John Carroll’s Leadership Scholars Program, a group of student leaders who seek to become agents for meaningful change in their future professions and communities. Her major is undeclared.
“It truly does mean the world to me,” said Anderson, who was surprised with the news over Zoom by President Johnson. “The thought of being able to study and find something that I'm really passionate about without having to worry about being in student debt is the most rewarding thing, and it honestly feels good knowing that all of my hard work has paid off. My biggest takeaway, for sure, is that character will get you further in life than any statistic ever will.”