Friday, February 24, 2012

Saint Xavier University establishes Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship

Saint Xavier University (SXU) recently established the Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship for Moraine Valley Community College students. The scholarship will provide $12,000 annual awards to eight full-time Moraine Valley students of merit who have earned their associate degree, taken 12 or more credit hours per semester, have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and have chosen to continue their academic journey at SXU.

“I am delighted and humbled by the establishment of this scholarship as well as deeply pleased to offer Moraine Valley students an opportunity to further their educational goals at an outstanding institution,” said Dr. Vernon O. Crawley, president of Moraine Valley. “We appreciate the coordinated efforts made between our two institutions to provide another avenue of success for students.”

Administrators at both institutions recently signed a 2 + 2 articulation agreement that allows Moraine Valley students a seamless path to earn their four-year degree at SXU upon completing their associate degree at Moraine Valley. Through the new agreement, students will receive academic advising and transfer planning assistance from both institutions from the time they start at Moraine Valley until they transfer to SXU.

“Saint Xavier University is proud to partner with Moraine Valley Community College in continuing their student success while recognizing the outstanding educational legacy of Dr. Vernon Crawley,” said President Christine Wiseman, J.D.

Moraine Valley faculty can nominate a student of merit for the scholarship by submitting a brief statement explaining the nominee’s academic accomplishments, honors, awards, community service, and special talents. The candidate nominated must be in the last semester of his/her program prior to receiving an associate degree in May 2012.

Send all nominations to Julie Grzadzinski at by Fri., April 6. Additionally, transfer students from Moraine Valley must officially apply for admission by visiting For more details regarding the scholarship and nomination process, use the keyword Transfer.

Saint Xavier University and Moraine Valley have had long-standing ties with each other. Furthermore, nearly one in five of Saint Xavier’s 11,000 bachelor degree recipients was first a Moraine Valley student. This scholarship continues to address the region’s need for a highly educated workforce and correlates with the national agenda to increase the number of citizens with degrees.


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