READING, PA -- Nicholas Route, of Fanwood has been granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study Nursing at Alvernia University in the fall. Route is currently a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

To be awarded this $16,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum SAT score* of 980 old/1060 new (21 ACT). Students are eligible for only one merit scholarship.

Alvernia is a distinctive Franciscan university, grounded in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, that combines diverse academic opportunities with personal attention and an unmatched commitment to community service. Alvernia empowers students to become "ethical leaders with moral courage." Through real-world learning and the challenging guidance of faculty mentors, they discover their passion for life and turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment. Alvernia students do well and do good.

* "Old" SAT scores are calculated using combined Critical Reading and Math sections. "New" SAT Scores are based on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections.