Imperial Resident Steven Orozco Awarded Highest Scholarship at Biola University

LA MIRADA, CA (10/13/2011)(readMedia)– Steven Orozco, a freshman at Biola University and a resident of Imperial, CA was among 200 students who received the college’s highest scholarship – the President’s scholarship – for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Biola awards incoming freshmen with the President’s scholarship – $9000 per year for four years – upon their entering the University and meeting the requirements of the scholarship. About 15 percent of this year’s incoming class received this award.

Students are considered for this scholarship upon admission to the University based on their GPA and SAT scores. The requirements of the scholarship are a GPA of at least 3.10 and a combined SAT score of 1240, both math and English scores. According to Biola’s admissions department the average recipient of the President’s scholarship have a GPA of 3.5 and an SAT score of 1400.

At a special luncheon recognizing the President’s Scholarship recipients, Provost David Nystrom encouraged the freshmen to practice self-reflection during their college years and be open to the spirit of God.

“At Biola we want to help you think through what is the human condition. We have high hopes of what God will do in your life while you’re at Biola,” said Nystrom. “God wants you to be the most apt refine agent for his purpose.”

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 to continue to receive the scholarship year after year.

Biola University offers over 145 academic programs in six schools. A private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation for more than 100 years. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as one of the “Best National Universities” and for two years in a row as one of the country’s “Up and Coming” national universities. For more information, visit or call (562) 777 – 4061.

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