2 Stritch Students Win Prestigious ARCS Scholarships

News Archive November 04, 2011

2 Stritch Students Win Prestigious ARCS Scholarships

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Two Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students have received prestigious scholarships from the ARCS Foundation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

The students are Joseph Venturini, a third-year student from Carmel, Ind., and Nicholas Masse, a fourth-year student from Glen Ellyn, Ill. Each scholarship is for $10,000.

ARCS Foundation, Inc. — Achievement Rewards for College Scientists — is an organization of women philanthropists dedicated to "Advancing Science in America.”  The foundation provides financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research.

Since 1991, Stritch Students have won 34 ARCS scholarships.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The school, which provides instruction to 520 medical students, has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help students meet the challenges of 21st century health care. An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 students compete each year for 130 openings in the Stritch medical school's first-year class. In addition to the more than 500 students, Loyola's medical educational programs provide instruction and training to an estimated 400 residents and 100 fellows.
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