Scripps College Offers Scholarship in Honor of Alumna Tia Palermo

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Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. welcomes applications from students in the upstate New York counties of Livingston, Wyoming, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Niagara and Monroe to apply for admission. If admitted, an incoming student from one of these counties who demonstrates financial need would be eligible for the Tia Palermo Scholarship, which provides anywhere from a partial to a full scholarship as determined by the student’s demonstrated financial need.

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In 2013, the family of Tia Palermo, a longtime resident of Livingston County, established a scholarship at Scripps College in her memory.

Through her dedication and hard work, Tia supported herself as she obtained a bachelor’s degree in education. One of her daughters, Zoe Ravich McNitt ’12, attended Scripps College, a private women’s liberal arts college in Southern California. She says, “My parents both believed in the power of women’s education, and my mother adored the Scripps College campus and what the college stood for as a women’s institution.”

Scripps College welcomes applications from students in the upstate New York counties of Livingston, Wyoming, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Niagara and Monroe to apply for admission. If admitted, an incoming student from one of these counties who demonstrates financial need would be eligible for the Tia Palermo Scholarship, which provides anywhere from a partial to a full scholarship as determined by that student’s demonstrated financial need.

For more information about applying to Scripps College, please visit http://www.scrippscollege.edu, call (909) 621-8149, or email admission(at)scrippscollege(dot)edu.

For questions about applying or about financial aid, please visit: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/. Interested parents or students may also contact Patrick Moore, Director of Financial Aid at Scripps College at 909-621-8275 or pmoore(at)scrippscollege(dot)edu.

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Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 980 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in Southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

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