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Cardenas Scholarship

Available for new part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) or full-time (12 credit hours or more) degree-seeking undergraduate non-traditional students (See “Eligibility” below). Annual scholarship range is $3,000 to $12,000.  Program exclusions include: the Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Sonography, and Nursing majors.  Additionally, students who have already earned a previous Bachelor’s or Associates degree are excluded.

Eligibility

  • Must be out of high school for 3 or more years without any college credit
    OR Must be out of college for three or more years
    OR Age 24 years or older
  • AND Must be degree seeking at Newman University
  • AND Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA (cumulative)

Maximum timeframe and scholarship amount

  • First-time students:
    • Associate degree-seeking students may receive the scholarship for an equivalent of 4 full-time semesters or a lifetime maximum of $24,000;
    • Bachelor degree-seeking students may receive the scholarship for an equivalent of 8 full-time semesters or a lifetime maximum of $48,000;
  • Transfer students:
    • Associate or Bachelor degree-seeking students may receive the scholarship for an equivalent of 4 full-time semesters or a lifetime maximum of $24,000;

Renewal Criteria

  • Must maintain 2.0 CGPA.
  • Part-time: must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic year.
  • Full-time:  must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term and earn a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year.

Application Process

  1. Apply and be accepted to Newman University as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.
  2. Apply for the Cardenas Scholarship (Deadline: 2 weeks prior to first day of class)
Jeanne (Lobmeyer) Cardenas

Jeanne (Lobmeyer) Cardenas

Born to Nicholas and Johanna Lobmeyer in Kinsley, Kansas, in 1931, Jeanne was baptized as Alfreda. She attended grade school in Kinsley and then came to Wichita for her high school education at Sacred Heart Academy. She graduated in 1949 and that September she took her first step in joining the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. She received the habit of the Adorers in 1950 as well as the name of Jeanne; her first profession was in 1951. She completed her BA in English in 1958 and had begun teaching religion at Sacred Heart Academy. Jeanne graduated from Marquette University with a MA in English in 1966, taking her classes during the summer months. In 1961 she served as the Director of Admissions for the college through 1965. From 1966 to 1969 she became an English instructor at Sacred Heart. Jeanne had been discerning her vocation to religious life over the years and in 1969 she requested a dispensation from her vows, and it was granted. Jeanne married Michael Cardenas, and in the mid-1970s she returned to Kansas Newman College to teach in the English department. She developed several timely programs for the students including one for returning adult women. She served as the faculty advisor for the student newspaper, Vantage, and assisted the students in receiving numerous awards in journalism. A number of her graduates have gone on to careers in journalism in several states; some of them are freelance writers for journals while others went into marketing arenas. Jeanne retired from Newman University shortly after 2000. She was declared a professor emerita by the Board of Directors and continues to be part of the Newman experience and heritage. Jeanne passed into eternal life on April 24, 2016.