On January 25, Fordham Prep welcomed nearly 200 students and their parents to Shea Hall on the Rose Hill Campus for Merit Scholarship Night. These students met the Admissions Department's rigorous qualification standards based on their entrance exam scores and academic record and have been accepted to the Class of 2022. Additionally, these young men have been named Archbishop Hughes Scholars with a $1,000 award per year for four years ($4,000 total) if they decide to attend the Prep. The Hughes Scholars were at the Prep to vie for additional scholarships.
Following introductions and remarks from the Prep’s president, Rev. Christopher Devron, SJ, and school principal Dr. Joseph Petriello, among others, the boys were whisked to various classrooms throughout the building to interview with the Prep faculty and staff. They were also asked to write an essay. Afterwards, the 8th graders reconvened in the intramural gym for a community dinner.
Parents were treated to presentations that highlighted unique aspects of the Fordham Prep experience. Current students and faculty spoke about the school’s individualized honors program, faith and service opportunities, Global Education initiatives, technological advances, student support services, and college placement. They also discussed opportunities for Prep students to take advantage of our unique location adjacent to Fordham University, take college courses at the university, and use the athletic facilities. In addition, each presentation addressed an educational experience rooted in the Jesuit idea of cura personalis.
The evening concluded with a reception and dinner for the parents. They were joined by current Prep parents whose sons are current scholarship recipients.
We congratulate these young men and their parents for all their success and hope they choose to become a member of the Fordham Prep Class of 2022!