University Communications

Rosendo Villafuerte Receives Presidential Scholarship

Immaculata University is pleased to announce that Rosendo Villafuerte of Avondale, PA, has been given a Presidential Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship worth $29,000 per year, to attend Immaculata.  The Presidential Scholarship, which provides full tuition benefits to recipients, is awarded to a select number of students with a record of academic excellence.  Students are evaluated on the basis of GPA (students must maintain a 3.25 GPA), class rigor, standardized test scores, class rank, and recommendations.  There are four recipients of the Presidential Scholarship this year.

Villafuerte, is the son of Agustina Vega Ruiz and Rosendo Villafuerte Perez, graduated from Kennett High School where he was involved in the Humanitarian Club, the French Club, and the National Honor Society, and served as Senior Class treasurer.  He was named an AP Scholar and received the Gold Award for 2010 and the Best of Contest for 2011 from the University of Washington’s Trio Think Quest competitions.  Villafuerte plans to major in Biology.

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Villafuerte moved to the United States when he was five years old.  He is the eldest child and the first of his family to attend college.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.