July 27, 2012-- A national honor society that recognizes excellence, service and scholarship among its members has chosen Julia Rose Sauter ’11 as one of two recipients of its prestigious Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Studies.
Kappa Gamma Pi awarded $5,000 to its member Sauter, who holds her bachelor’s degree in English and religious studies. She is currently attending the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, a graduate school of Santa Clara University and the Graduate Theological Union. She is working toward a master of arts degree in ethics and social theory, with a focus on disability ethics and theology.
Sauter is the sixth MSMC alum to have been honored with the scholarship since the award’s inception in 1985. The Cornaro Scholarship encompasses the values of volunteer work, leadership experience, high academic standards and solid career aspirations. According to Kappa Gamma Pi, the Cornaro Scholarship derives its name from Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to receive a university degree of any kind in 1678.
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