Waynesburg University has awarded Ethan Mata the Founders Scholarship, a full tuition and fees scholarship, for 2023.
Mata is the son of Anthony Mata and Regina Mata from Carmichaels. He will graduate this spring from Carmichaels Area High School.
"I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Founders Scholarship," said Mata. "I would like to thank the University and its administrators for their belief in me."
At Carmichaels, Mata has participated in the school's Academic League and the concert and marching bands, serving as the trumpet section leader.
He is also a member of National Honor Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Mata volunteers as an after-school tutor and devotes time to serve at the local food bank and for community blood drives.
I am thrilled to become a part of the community at Waynesburg University this coming fall."
He's a member of St. Matthias Parish in Greene County, where he is an altar server at St. Hugh Church.
"I am thrilled to become a part of the community at Waynesburg University this coming fall, and I look forward to meeting new friends and beginning the next chapter of my life," Mata shared.
He will pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing this fall.
"I am confident that the University's mission of faith, service and learning will become a cornerstone [of] my adult life," he added.
Other recipients of the Founders Scholarship for 2023 include Isabella Griffith, Diana Hernández, Mason Lewis, Waverly Lorne and Amanda Sweeney.
The Class of 2027 will matriculate into the University August 25.
The Founders Scholarship is a full tuition and fees scholarship awarded to a select group of high-academic performing first-year freshman students.
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