(Sioux City, IA – June 3, 2020) This year’s Briar Cliff Sunday generated over $26,000 from special collections throughout the Diocese of Sioux City parishes. At this annual event, held January 25-26, local parishes and generous Catholic donors came together to raise money for scholarships.
“I was lucky enough to be a recipient of the Bishop’s Scholarship back in 2010, which majorly influenced my choice to attend BCU, my growth in my Catholic faith, and my college experience as a whole,” said alumnae Grace McElroy ’14.
Donations support the Bishop R. Walker Nickless Scholarships Program. Awarded to high school seniors within the Sioux City Diocese parishes, the scholarships annually increase along with the recipients’ academic rigor and responsibilities.
McElroy went on to explain “With a strong diocese, BCU is able to provide Catholic higher education to so many motivated students. Like I said, awarding around $30,000 to a few high school seniors from this diocese who intend to go to college in this diocese is no small feat and it can make a world of difference to an individual college kid.”
Briar Cliff University remains grateful for the support of our local parishes and generous community of donors. Thank you for understanding the value of providing an affordable, local, and Catholic higher education environment that fosters faith. It is only through your generosity that the Briar Cliff Bishop’s Scholarship program continues to increase its impact on graduating seniors in our Diocese.