PEORIA (WEEK) - Eight students within Peoria Public Schools are getting a free ride to Bradley University next year through the newly announced Hometown Scholars program.
This scholarship program was announced in July 2020. The goal is to enhance the partnership between Bradley and PPS while helping local students achieve their academic goals near the river city.
Bradley President Stephen Standifird and KaBoom! surprised each student on Tuesday with the announcements, which included two students each from Manual, Quest, Peoria High and Richwoods High Schools.
Bradley worked closely with the schools and the recipients' parents to organize the award presentation.
The scholarship recipients include:
Diego Mcneeley Ortega - Manual - Art (Studio) - Drawing
Estela Quintero - Manual - Elementary Education with ESL endorsement
Shenise Bramley - Quest - Psychology
Jeremiah Mudd - Quest - Middle School Education - English/Language Arts with ESL endorsement
Tyson Heerman - Peoria High - Pre Health Science
David Bond I - Peoria High - Business Management and Leadership
Brianna Hill - Richwoods - Engineering Undecided
Daniela Gomez Flores - Richwoods - Journalism