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Moravian College and Bethlehem Area School District Partner to Offer Superintendent’s Scholarship

Student from Liberty and Freedom High Schools will receive 4-years tuition-free education

Bethlehem Area School District

Bethlehem, Pa. December 16, 2015 —Just in time for the holidays, Moravian College announced that it will offer, in partnership with the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD), a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to a qualified Liberty High School graduating senior and a Freedom High School graduating senior. The Superintendent’s Scholarship is an outgrowth of an agreement between Dr. Bryon L. Grigsby, President of Moravian College, and Dr. Joseph J. Roy, Superintendent of Schools, BASD. The Scholarship will be offered annually by Moravian College and begin next year for students entering for the Fall 2016 semester.

“The Superintendent's Scholarship is one more way Moravian College gives back to the Bethlehem community and its residents,” said President Grigsby. “Moravian is proud to be a partner with the city and to work with Mayor Donchez, Superintendent Roy, and the Bethlehem Area School District to make the quality of life that much better for its residents. Since 1742, Moravian has been dedicated to the education of its local community. Today, we renew that commitment.”

“This scholarship will transform the lives of two BASD graduates each and every year,” said Superintendent Roy. “I am proud to extend the district's close partnership with the College and I appreciate President Grigsby's vision and determination to make this commitment to our students and our school community."

Students applying for the Superintendent’s Scholarship must meet certain criteria and be accepted to Moravian College as full-time, traditional undergraduate students for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. They must have attended Liberty or Freedom High School for at least their junior and senior years and demonstrate evidence of meaningful service to the larger community. Students are required to submit a scholarship application, including an essay, in which the applicant describes why his/her experiences, passion and purpose are predictors of future academic success, leadership, and service at Moravian College. In addition, families must complete of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and release it to Moravian College.

The Scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2016. Students selected for the scholarship will be notified on March 30, 2016. For more information, visit:

The Bethlehem Area School District covers the City of Bethlehem, the boroughs of Fountain Hill and Freemansburg, Bethlehem Township, and Hanover Township in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The BASD is the sixth largest school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with an enrollment of approximately 14,000 students.

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For over 273 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, cultural values, global issues, ethics, aesthetic expression and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives.