Waynesburg University has announced Gabi Reifsnyder as a recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship.
Reifsnyder, daughter of Michael and Sharon Reifsnyder of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is a senior at Big Spring High School and has enrolled at Waynesburg University for the 2020-2021 academic year to study early childhood education with special education certification.
“It is an absolute honor to receive the Founders Scholarship,” said Reifsynder. “I really appreciate the opportunity that Waynesburg is giving me through this scholarship and am incredibly grateful to have been chosen.”
I really appreciate the opportunity that Waynesburg is giving me through this scholarship and am incredibly grateful to have been chosen. I am beyond excited to be attending Waynesburg this coming fall.”
At Big Spring High School, Reifsnyder has participated in cross country, track and field, and swimming. She has been a member of tech crew for the spring musical, Club Care, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society.
Reifsnyder also completed the Mount Rock Elementary internship and the Elementary Water Safety internship, as well as service as a volunteer with Special Olympics.
Currently, she is a senior class officer, treasurer of National Honor Society and school board student representative. She has received the WoodmenLife American History Award, the Undergraduate English Award and the David B. Eavenson Sr. Award, in addition to being a John Travers Award nominee.
With her athletic participation, she earned the designation of MVP for cross country and received a Sportsmanship Award for track and field.
“I am beyond excited to be attending Waynesburg this coming fall,” Reifsnyder shared. “Every time I have visited campus or have spoken with anyone from Waynesburg, they have made me feel so welcomed, and I can’t wait to join this incredible community.”
The Founders Scholarship, established in 2018, covers all tuition and fees, and is awarded to a maximum of three students who are first-time freshmen and Pennsylvania residents. Recipients must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, scored 1200 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Math sections of the SAT or earned a composite score of 26 on the ACT.
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