Bluffton University awards Presidential Scholarships
Zael Coblentz and Ella Meyer, incoming students at Bluffton University, have been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at nearly $140,000 for four years.
Coblentz, of Millersburg, Ohio, is the child of Matthew and Marilyn Coblentz and will graduate from Hiland High School this year. Coblentz has been active in dance at Wayne Center for the Arts, Band and Art, and plans to study psychology.
Meyer, of McClure, Ohio, is the child of Mark and Amy Meyer and will graduate from Patrick Henry High School this year. She has been active in volleyball, basketball, softball, student council, National Honor Society, The Saint Augustine Youth Group, Spanish Club, Math Club, Science Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to study social work.
The bi-annual Presidential Scholarship competition brings numerous high-achieving high school seniors to campus each year to write an essay in response to a faculty lecture and previously assigned readings. Invited students had grade point averages of 3.5 or higher and a composite score of at least 24 on the ACT or 1160 on the SAT.
All students who participated in the competitions and choose to attend Bluffton in fall 2022 will receive a $1,000 annual scholarship.